Honduras 2014 FIFA World Cup Squad: Player-by-Player Guide

Karla Villegas GamaFeatured ColumnistMay 14, 2014

Honduras 2014 FIFA World Cup Squad: Player-by-Player Guide

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    Honduras coach Luis Fernando Suarez announced his 23-man list for the 2014 World Cup and there were no surprises.

    He called up 10 footballers from the Honduran National Professional Football League, while the rest have been based in Europe and Asia for a while.

    Honduras will start their preparation period in the United States where they face Turkey on Thursday, May 29. Five days later they'll meet Israel and finally England on June 7.

    Once in Brazil, they will play in Group E with France, Switzerland and Ecuador.

Goalkeepers

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    Name: Noel Valladares

    Date of Birth: May 3, 1977

    Birthplace: Comayagua

    Position: Goalkeeper

    Caps: 120

    Club: Olimpia

     

    Name: Donis Escober

    Date of Birth: February 3, 1980

    Birthplace: San Ignacio

    Position: Goalkeeper

    Caps: 25

    Club: Olimpia

     

    Name: Luis Lopez

    Date of Birth: September 13, 1993

    Birthplace: San Pedro Sula

    Position: Goalkeeper

    Caps: 0

    Club: Real Espana

Defenders

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    Name: Brayan Beckeles

    Date of Birth: November 28, 1985

    Birthplace: La Ceiba

    Position: Right-back

    Caps: 20

    Club: Olimpia

     

    Name: Emilio Izaguirre

    Date of Birth: May 10, 1986

    Birthplace: Tegucigalpa

    Position: Left-back

    Caps: 66

    Club: Celtic

     

    Name: Juan Carlos Garcia 

    Date of Birth: March 8, 1988 

    Birthplace: Tela

    Position: Left-back

    Caps: 31

    Club: Wigan Athletic

     

    Name: Maynor Figueroa

    Date of Birth: May 2, 1983

    Birthplace: Jutiapa

    Position: Centre-back

    Caps: 102

    Club: Hull City

     

    Name: Victor Bernardez

    Date of Birth: May 24, 1982

    Birthplace: La Ceiba,

    Position: Centre-back

    Caps: 66

    Club: San Jose Earthquakes

     

    Name: Osman Chavez

    Date of Birth: July 29, 1984 

    Birthplace: Santa Fe

    Position: Centre-back

    Caps: 52

    Club: Qingdao Jonoon

     

    Name: Juan Pablo Montes

    Date of Birth: October 26, 1985

    Birthplace: Sulaco

    Position: Centre-back

    Caps: 9

    Club: Motagua

Midfielders

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    Name: Arnoldo Peralta

    Date of Birth: March 29, 1989

    Birthplace: La Ceiba

    Position: Defensive midfielder

    Caps: 20

    Club: Rangers

     

    Name: Luis Garrido

    Date of Birth: November 5, 1990

    Birthplace: Juticalpa

    Position: Defensive midfielder

    Caps: 18

    Club: Olimpia

     

    Name: Roger Espinoza

    Date of Birth: October 25, 1986

    Birthplace: Puerto Cortes

    Position: Defensive midfielder

    Caps: 39

    Club: Wigan Athletic

     

    Name: Jorge Claros

    Date of Birth: January 8, 1986

    Birthplace: La Ceiba

    Position: Defensive midfielder

    Caps: 46

    Club: Motagua

     

    Name: Wilson Palacios

    Date of Birth: July 29, 1984

    Birthplace: La Ceiba

    Position: Defensive midfielder

    Caps: 92

    Club: Stoke City

     

    Name: Oscar Garcia

    Date of Birth: September 4, 1984

    Birthplace: Tegucigalpa

    Position: Right winger

    Caps: 92

    Club: Houston Dynamo

     

    Name: Andy Najar

    Date of Birth: March 16, 1993

    Birthplace: Choluteca

    Position: Winger

    Caps: 15

    Club: Anderlecht

     

    Name: Mario Martinez

    Date of Birth: July 30, 1989

    Birthplace: San Pedro Sula

    Position: Midfielder

    Caps: 34

    Club: Real Espana

     

    Name: Marvin Chavez

    Date of Birth: November 3, 1983

    Birthplace: La Ceiba

    Position: Winger

    Caps: 39

    Club: Chivas USA

Forwards

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    Name: Jerry Bengtson

    Date of Birth: April 8, 1987 

    Birthplace: Santa Rosa de Aguan

    Position: Forward

    Caps: 41

    Club: New England Revolution

     

    Name: Jerry Palacios

    Date of Birth: November 1, 1981 

    Birthplace: La Ceiba

    Position: Forward

    Caps: 21

    Club: Alajuelense

     

    Name: Rony Martinez

    Date of Birth: October 16, 1988

    Birthplace: Yoro

    Position: Forward

    Caps: 10

    Club: Real Sociedad (Honduras)

     

    Name: Carlo Costly

    Date of Birth: July 18, 1982

    Birthplace: San Pedro Sula

    Position: Striker

    Caps: 68

    Club: Real Espana