Honduras have endured a disappointing final round of qualifiers in the Concacaf section ahead of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament with a return of just four points from twelve (12) games after losing the majority of their games (8). Honduras are yet to win a single game in the final of the Concacaf qualifiers for Qatar 2022 to further highlight the poor performance. They have a record of four draws and eight defeats from their 12 games with two more games to come before the final round comes to an end. They take on Mexico at home this weekend in the first of those two games before they wrap up their disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign as guests of Jamaica next week.
The Hondurans started the last set of qualifiers in the final Concacaf round for Qatar 2022 in eighth spot on the eight-team table and they are almost certain to end in that last spot when the round ends on Thursday. Honduras began the last three qualifiers with three points from eleven (11) matches and they were able to make it four points from twelve (12) matches after the impressive 1-1 draw at Panama who are chasing one of the three automatic spots needed to qualify for the World Cup tournament later this year. The draw also ended a run of six successive defeats for Honduras in the qualifiers. Panama striker Rolando Blackburn gave his country a first half lead with his strike at the midway point of the half before Honduras midfielder Kevin Lopez Maldonado earned a draw for his team with the equaliser on 65 minutes.
Honduras are a shadow of themselves when comparison is made from the Wilson Palacios era. Ex-Premier League midfielder Wilson Palacios was the star of the team when Honduras enjoyed their best spell in the World Cup qualifiers after making it through to the tournament in quick succession for the 2010 and 2014 editions.