Surprise victors against a Hungary side expected to top Group F, the Hondurans are just one win away from the Round of 16, a prize that could be theirs when they take on UAE.
Emilio Umanzor's will make sure of their place in the next round if they collect all three points. After impressing in the resounding 3-0 defeat of Hungary, Mario Martinez and Co now have the task of proving that that result was no fluke when they face off against the Asian champions, who spurned a host of chances in their first outing against South Africa. The blushes of their profligate forwards were spared on that occasion by Hamdan Al Kamali's penalty and midfielder Theyab Awana's stoppage-time header. Another poor showing from the front men on Wednesday, however, could prove fatal to UAE's qualification hopes.
0 - The number of draws Honduras have recorded in 13 matches at the FIFA U-20 World Cup finals. The Central Americans have won only three of those games, losing the other ten.
"I'm not going to criticise my players, who did their very best in an opening match that was always going to be difficult. The South Africa game is behind us now, though, and we have to focus on beating Honduras. I am convinced that we are capable of big things." UAE coach Mahdi Redha.
"I can assure you that this is the start of a long and beautiful story. We need to keep our feet on the ground now, which is not always easy to do after a result like that. The coaching staff and I will be keeping a close eye on the boys to make sure they don't get carried away." Honduras coach Emilio Umanzor.