Honduras vs. USA

Honduras defender Figueroa confident of beating U.S.

September 21, 2009
LONDON -- Honduras defender Maynor Figueroa knows it's crucial for his country to beat the United States next month in its bid to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1982.

The Central American nation is third in its qualifying group behind the United States and Mexico. The top three teams automatically advance, and the fourth moves on to a playoff with the fifth-placed team from South America.

Figueroa, who plays in England for Premier League club Wigan, said he's confident ...

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