Hungary hoping to deliver

Dark horses Hungary will have their sights set on three points when they take on Group F rivals Honduras at the Alexandria Stadium on Sunday.

The game
Honduras-Hungary, Sunday 27 September, Alexandria, 21:30 (local time)

The stakes
Hungarian football is enjoying something of a revival these days. The national team has produced some fine performances in the South Africa 2010 qualifying competition, and Debrecen pulled off a major achievement in reaching the group phase of the UEFA Champions League, all of which has raised the stock of Sandor Egervari's team ahead of their Egyptian debut.

Semi-finalists at last year's UEFA U-19 European Championship, the Hungarians have acquired a reputation for intricate attacking football and possess the potential to reach the last four. In contrast, the Central Americans can only dream of such billing and will be banking on their status as tournament outsiders to spring a surprise.

The stat
32 -
The number of years that have passed since Honduras last won a match at the FIFA U-20 World Cup finals. That distant victory came at Tunisia 1977, when they defeated Hungary 2-0. Could that be an omen for Sunday?

The words
"Our supporters believe in us and we need their warmth and moral support. Our destiny is in our own hands and one thing we do not lack is ambition." Honduras coach Emilio Umanzor

"I hope we can get through the first round. After that everything depends on the teams who cross our path. To reach the last eight or the semi-finals would be an achievement." Hungary coach Sandor Egervari