Striker David Suazo is confident Honduras can see off European champions Spain in the group stage of the FIFA World Cup™ next month. "Spain is the best team in the world, that's clear," said the 30-year-old Genoa player, speaking from his team's training camp in Troepolach, Austria. "But it would be a lie to say that we can't beat Spain," he told the Austria Press Agency. "Anything can happen."
Honduras are largely seen as the underdog in Group H, where they will also play Switzerland and Chile, and coach Reinaldo Rueda believes this could work to his team's advantage. "We're not under any pressure, and that could be our advantage," noted the 53-year-old Colombian.
Rueda, who was awarded Honduran citizenship for his services to the squad, said the squad were keen to perform well for the people back home, following a coup last year in which the president was ousted. He added: "People believe in our team, we want to be worthy of this trust."
Honduras arrived in Austria on Tuesday to begin a two-week training camp ahead of the finals in South Africa. During their time in the Alps, the central Americans will play three warm-up matches, against Belarus, Azerbaijan and Romania.