Honduras Set Eyes On The Future

  • After losing against Russia in the year 2018, Los Catrachos targets Qatar in 2022.
  • The rise in FIFA Ranking is a positive step forward.
  • Now 64, since September 2014 they are in their highest position.

Honduras Football Association (FENAFUTH) has returned to the drawing board after the frustration of the national side’s intercontinental play-off defeat in the qualifiers by of Australia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Four months have passed since this setback, which also marked the end term of Jorge Luis Pintos Catracho from the office. Although more names have been submitted as his replacement, the position remains available.

“There is no need to hurry. We have to take our time here and make a plan according to the situation,” said Secretary of FENAFUTH Jose Mejia recently to the Honduran press. “The qualifications for the next World Cup start in January and in September this year we have the CONCACAF Nations League. We are now looking at candidates.”

Los Catrachos on 27 May will be in action again when they will take 2018 Russia qualifying matches Korea Republic in Seoul before returning to El Salvador, Houston, USA, and June 2nd. “For us, it will be crucial outbreak as it will help us bring back the confidence of the team and also to reshape the team,” said Mejia to announce the second of the two friendly matches.

Judging by the latest FIFA / Coca Cola World Ranking, Honduras are heading in the right direction as they have moved up to 64, their highest ranking since reaching 57 in September 2014. It makes Honduras the sixth-ranked nation in the CONCACAF Zone, the team is behind Mexico (17.), United States Of America (25.), Costa Rica (26.), Jamaica (49.) and Panama (53.).