After watching their noisy neighbours recover from a disappointing start by annihilating North Korea earlier in the day, Spain hoped for a similar performance against Honduras. An exceptional display of attacking team football followed, but with a crucial ingredient missing that may cost Spain in the latter stages. Goals.
1. That’s More Like It A tremendous display of relentless attacking football from Chile was just the breath of fresh air this tournament has needed. We’ve raved about Marcelo Bielsa’s tactics on BackPageFootball, which he slightly altered today. Instead of his famous 3-3-1-3, Bielsa went for a slightly more conservative 4-2-1-3. Given that, conservative is […]
Part of the fun of the World Cup is that games endlessly churn out of our televisions at times of the day when we might not have even realised. Even the most avid football fan can be forgiven for drifting away from the action as the days begin to blend into one, particularly when the […]
Honduras will take part in their second-ever World Cup this summer, making their first appearance since 1982. With a fantastic goal scoring record at international level, the experienced Carlos Pavon will be looking to fire Honduras into the last 16. Experienced is perhaps an understatement, the 36-year-old has taken in 19 different transfers over his […]
There was late drama on the final day of World Cup qualifiers as a late goal for the United States sent Honduras to next summer’s finals ahead of Costa Rica. A 63rd minute strike from veteran striker Carlos Pavon was enough to give Honduras a 1-0 away win away to El Salvador, but as the […]