Sport in Honduras

Honduras is a Central American country that is, as most countries in the region, in love with associated football or soccer. The very first professional soccer clubs were established in as early as the 1900s.

The national team, nicknamed Los Catrachos, first played their international game in Guatemala in 1921. The Honduras national football team took the 1981 CONCACAF Championship home and finished in second place in 1985 losing to Canada. In 1991, they were also the runners-up for the CONCACAF Gold Cup losing only to the United States, the host nation. They also have won the UNCAF Nations Cup in three separate occassions (1993, 1995 and 2011). Their most recent World Cup outing is in the 2014 FIFA World Cup where they took down the Mexican team in Azteca.

Honduras also has great interest in a number of sports like baseball, tennis as well as American football. Honduras first joined the Olympic Games in 1968 Summer Olympic Games which was the first Olympic Games that were held in Latin America. They skipped the Munich Games, joined the 1976 Montreal Games and skipped the 1980 Moscow Games. Starting from the 1984 Games held in Los Angeles, Honduras have religiously sent athletes to the biggest sporting event in the world.

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Honduras. Is there something missing? If you know of something that should be listed here, please make a comment below.

Popular sports of Honduras

Honduras Sporting Success

Athletes from Honduras

Honduras Sports trivia

Honduras at major events

Past sporting events hosted in Honduras

Upcoming sporting events in Honduras

Annual sporting events held in Honduras

Sporting Facilities in Honduras

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