With three points to their name and only needing a draw to progress to the knockout phase of Egypt 2009, Honduras should have a psychological edge going into the game. The Amajita, meanwhile, know only a win will suffice but will not be lacking in conviction, having demonstrated for long periods against UAE and Hungary that they have what it takes to go further.
43 - the number of fouls committed on Honduras players in their two matches here at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the second highest amount after UAE (53). The sheer speed of the CONCACAF representatives clearly plays a significant part in this total.
"It's never easy to make the step up from your continental championship to the world stage. My boys are giving it their best shot but they haven't always been reaping the rewards. I hope they'll have a little more luck for this last match. While there's still hope, we'll be giving it our all." Serame Letsoaka, South Africa coach
"We need to get back to basics... As I said before our opening match, there's everything to play for. We've got our backs to the wall and the winner of the match will go through to the last 16. I'm counting on my players to realise what is at stake." Emilio Umanzor, Honduras coach