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Football: Ecuador deny Honduras with late Valencia goal

World Cup qualifiers Ecuador needed a late equalizer from Enner Valencia to snatch a 2-2 draw with Honduras on Tuesday. Valencia notched his first international goal in the 89th minute to deny Honduras victory after a friendly which saw both sides reduced to 10-men. Valencia had only entered the fray as a 73rd minute substitute in the match in Houston. His goal came after he blocked an attempted Honduras clearance and lashed in a shot from outside the area. Earlier, Ecuador striker Jaime Ayovi had put the South Americans 1-0 up in the 15th minute.

Brazil line up November friendly with Honduras in Miami

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil will play Honduras in a friendly in the United States next month as long as the Central Americans qualify for the World Cup. The game will take place at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami on November 16, said the Brazilian Football Confederation. Honduras occupy the third automatic qualifying spot in the CONCACAF group, three points ahead of Panama and Mexico with two games to go, and look like securing a spot at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Football: Honduras advances, Haiti in Gold Cup upset

Jorge Claros scored in injury-time to lift Honduras to a 1-0 victory over El Salvador on Friday and into the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup football tournament. Claros scored in the second minute of injury time, snagging a pass from Edder Delgado in the penalty area and belting it past Salvadoran keeper Dagoberto Portillo. With their second win in two matches Honduras tops the Group B standings with six points. They became the second team to secure a quarter-final spot, after Group A leaders Panama on Thursday.

Football: Newly promoted Hull sign Figueroa

Newly promoted English Premier League side Hull have signed Honduran international defender Maynor Figueroa on a free transfer, they said on Monday. The left-back, who was a free agent after his contract at Wigan Athletic expired, joins the Tigers on a two-year deal, the club said on its web site hullcityafc.net. The 30-year-old's arrival renews his association with Hull manager Steve Bruce, who first brought him to Britain when he was in charge of the Latics.

Football: Late goals give Honduras 2-2 draw against Mexico

Second-half strikes from Carlo Costly and Jerry Bengtson saw Honduras erase a two-goal deficit for a stunning 2-2 draw with Mexico in a 2014 World Cup qualifier on Friday. Costly's header in the 77th minute and Bengtson's 80th-minute blast -- off the rebound from his own saved penalty attempt -- cancelled out a pair of goals from Javier Hernandez in the 28th and 54th minute. The draw left Honduras atop the six-nation final qualifying group in North and Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF).

UPDATE 2-Soccer-U.S. suffer setback with loss in Honduras

(Adds Klinsmann quotes) Feb 6 (Reuters) - The United States' bid for a place in Brazil 2014 suffered an early setback with a 2-1 defeat to Honduras in San Pedro Sula on Wednesday in the opening match of final round of CONCACAF qualifying. Nine games remain for Juergen Klinsmann's U.S. team as they bid for a spot in the finals but with their next away game a tough trip to Mexico City, the loss puts pressure on the Americans.

Soccer-Honduras 2 United States 1 - World Cup qualifying result

Feb 6 (Reuters) - Honduras 2 United States 1 - World Cup, CONCACAF qualifier result. In San Pedro Sula, Honduras Scorers: Honduras: Juan Carlos Garcia 39, Jerry Bengtson 78 United States: Clint Dempsey 35 Halftime: 1-1 (Reporting By Simon Evans)

Soccer-U.S suffer World Cup blow with defeat in Honduras

Feb 6 (Reuters) - The United States suffered a 2-1 defeat to Honduras in San Pedro Sula on Wednesday in the opening game of their CONCACAF World Cup final qualifying round. Clint Dempsey put the U.S. ahead in the 35th minute but a brilliant bicycle kick from Juan Carlos Garcia brought Honduras level four minutes later. Honduras dominated the second half and went ahead in the 78th minute when striker Jerry Bengtson took advantage of some woeful defending and slotted into an empty net.

Football: World Cup 2014 CONCACAF qualifying standings

Fixtures and tables ahead of Wednesday's start of the final round matches of CONCACAF 2014 World Cup qualifying (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Standings Costa Rica 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Honduras 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jamaica 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Panama 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Top three teams advance to the 2014 World Cup while fourth-place team will face Oceania winner to decide another berth Tuesday's fixtures
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