Honduras have only played two World Cups.
They qualified for Spain 1982 after leading the 1981 CONCACAF Championship. Once in the World Cup they tied 1-1 with the hosts and with Northern Ireland but lost to 1-0 to Yugoslavia, which left them at the bottom of the table.
After 28 years they qualified for another World Cup after finishing third in the Hexagonal. In South Africa they faced Spain, Chile and Switzerland.
La H couldn't do much. Their record was worse than in 1982, with two defeats (to Chile and Spain) and one draw.
Top scorer at World Cup finals: Eduardo Laing (one in Spain 1982) and Hector Zelaya (one in Spain 1982).
Most appearances at World Cup finals: Allan Costly, Georgie Welcome, Gilberto Yearwood, Hector Zelaya, Jaime Villegas, Jose Figueroa, Julio Cesar Arzu, Maynor Figueroa, Noel Valladares, Osman Chavez, Porfirio Betancourt, Ramon Maradiaga, Ramon Nunez, Walter Martinez and Wilson Palacios (three)
Oldest player to feature at World Cup finals: Carlos Pavon (36 years, eight months and seven days).
Most caps: Amado Guevara (138)
Top scorer: Pavon (58)
Previous World Cup meetings: Honduras met Switzerland at South Africa 2010. Both teams grabbed one point after a scoreless draw. La H has never faced Ecuador and France in World Cups.
Other meetings: Honduras has played 12 matches against Ecuador with a 2-7-3 record.