LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – When Costa Rica vs. Honduras 2012 (en vivo 6 PM EST) battle in their International Friendly, the two teams will renew a classic rivalry. Costa Rica vs. Honduras 2012 is airing Wednesday live in demand on Cox, Time Warner and Comcast channels for what soccer news is promising to be one of the best showdowns this month. It will, however, renew a previous showdown between the countries from June 18 last year.
Costa Rica enters this showdown after advancing to the quarterfinals in the Copa Oro last year but after being eliminated in the group round of the Copa America. Honduras, in turn, reached the semi-finals the Copa Oro, impressing news and fans at the time.
Wednesday’s match will be Honduras’ first international friendly competition since August of last year. Since then, Honduras has played five International Friendly matches, winning three of them. The team shocked news with a strong 2-0 defeat of Venezuela. Later that year, Honduras won back-to-back matches against Jamaica and Serbia. But during the fall, Honduras shocked news with their scoreless losses to Columbia and Paraguay.
Honduras’ year started off better, though. In 2011, Honduras defeated Guatemala to advance to the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup (Copa Oro). But in that match, it defeated Costa Rica. In the semi-finals, Honduras fell to Mexico, the tournament’s winner.
Costa Rica, however, has shocked news with three losses in just four international friendly matches since August last year. Costa Rica has been defeated by Ecuador, Brazil, and Panama since the Copa America. And in the Copa America, Costa Rica disappointed fans. The team couldn’t advance out of the group action, falling to Colombia and Argentina.
Yet, when Costa Rica vs. Honduras 2012 take to the field tomorrow, fans will be reminded of one previous showdown, the June 18 quarter-finals of the Copa Oro. During that shocking match, Costa Rica and Honduras ended regular time tied after Dennis Marshall scored for Costa Rica, and Jerry Bengston scored for Honduras. But on penalty kicks, Costa Rica fell apart. Marshall, Bryan Gonzalez, and Joel Gampbell could only score for Costa Rica. Honduras won on penalty kicks because of Carlos Costly, Victor Blanco, Wilson Suazo, and Bengston. For updates for tomorrow’s match, click HERE.