Honduras have suffered a fresh injury blow after experienced midfielder Julio Cesar de Leon broke down in training.
The FIFA World Cup might bring together the cream of football talent, but playing in the lower need not be a barrier to participating, as FIFA.com discovers.
Celebrations have overtaken the whole of Honduras since dramatic events saw the Catrachos clinch a berth at South Africa 2010.
FIFA.com looks at Reinaldo Rueda's Honduras squad, which has been lifted by returning Europe-based players for the qualifier against Costa Rica.
Honduras veteran Carlos Pavon seems to be getting better with age. FIFA.com caught up with the striker ahead of a crucial weekend qualifier.
As Honduras hunt for a place at South Africa 2010, FIFA.com takes a closer look at the country's foreign-based brigade turning heads overseas.