World Cup 2014: Honduras – Key Players

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Maynor Figueroa

Maynoe

Age

31

Club

Hull City

Position

Defender

Int. Caps

101

Int. Goals

3

 

A veteran of over 100 caps for Honduras, Maynor Figueroa is one of the most important players for his national side. The 31-year old is vastly experienced at the highest level, having played in the Premier League for over seven years and his presence at the back is vital for the Honduran side.

Quick, strong and experienced, Figueroa is a fine defender whose versatility is a boon for his managers at club and country.

Usually deployed as a full back, Figueroa is adept at playing in central defence as well and with the emergence of Emilio Izaguirre, the Hull City star will probably start at the heart of the defence for Honduras in Brazil.

Noel Valladares (Captain)

Valladares

Age

37

Club

Olimpia

Position

Goalkeeper

Int. Caps

119

Int. Goals

0

 

The captain and inspiration of the Honduras side, Noel Valladares is a treasure of Honduran football. The 37-year old has amassed 119 caps for his national team and shows no sign of slowing down.

A commanding presence in goal, Valladares is the leader for Honduras side and he transmits confidence to his fellow players.

The Olimpia star’s vast experience will be vital if Honduras are to do well in Brazil and the 37-year old will undoubtedly need to be at his best if the Central Americans are to make history next month.

Emilio Izaguirre

Iza

Age

28

Club

Celtic

Position

Defender

Int. Caps

65

Int. Goals

1

 

One of the hottest properties of the Honduran side, Emilio Izaguirre has been the shining light for his club side Celtic. The 28-year old was almost an ever present for the Scottish side this season and played a huge role in the club’s league triumph.

The marauding full back is a fine player who is solid in defence and deadly when going forward. Izaguirre racked up 12 assists from left-back in the Scottish Premier League this season and he will undoubtedly be an important outlet for Honduras to unlock opposition defences.

World Cup Key Players –

Group A – BrazilCroatiaMexicoCameroon

Group B –  SpainNetherlandsChileAustralia

Group C – ColombiaGreeceIvory CoastJapan

Group D – UruguayCosta RicaEnglandItaly

Group E – SwitzerlandEcuadorFranceHonduras

Group F – ArgentinaBosnia & HerzegovinaIran,  Nigeria

Group G – GermanyPortugalGhanaUnited States

Group H – BelgiumAlgeriaRussiaSouth Korea

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