Honduras-Guatemala ends 0-0 in Gold Cup

Guatemala played with nine men for the final 11 minutes, but

still managed to hold on for a 0-0 draw with Honduras on Monday in

the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Guatemala’s Gustavo Cabrera was ejected in the 61st minute after

receiving his second yellow card. Teammate Henry Medina received

two yellow cards within five minutes and was expelled in the 79th


”We did a job, that’s for sure,” Guatemala coach Ever Hugo

Almeida said. ”We wanted to recover the grit, the discipline and

the desire not to lose.”

The central American neighbors are in second and third place in

Group B after the earlier group game ended with Jamaica beating

Grenada 4-0.

Honduras fielded five members of its 2010 World Cup squad in

Monday’s game.

”It was a difficult game,” Honduras coach Luis Ferando Suarez

said. ”We had too much in common with our opponent and they caused

us a lot of problems.”

Honduras’ Oscar Garcia came closest to scoring, htting the

crossbar with an attempt in the 33rd minute.