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Security tight for Honduras-Costa Rica
by Paul Kennedy, August 12th, 2009 7AM

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[HEXAGONAL] Mexico isn't the only Concacaf team in a must-win situation on Wednesday. Honduras must beat Hexagonal leader Costa Rica to remain on course toward a berth at the 2010 South Africa. Security is expected to be heavy in the industrial city of San Pedro Sula following a coup that ousted Honduras President Manuel Zelaya.

Costa Rica won the first meeting, 2-0, but Honduran fans see hope from last week's Concacaf Champions League preliminary game won by Honduran club Real Espana, 6-0, over Costa Rica's Liberia Mia with five Tico internationals.

"Five internationals is a lot for any team and with such a rout anyone can be affected," said former Dallas youth star Ramon Nunez, who now represents Honduras and plays for Mexican club Cruz Azul. "So let's hope it benefits us and they come with their morale low."

The Catrachos will again be without star David Suazo, who has been injured but did make an appearance for Inter Milan in last weekend's Italian Super Cup.

In his absence, Carlos Pavon, who scored a hat trick for Real Espana against Liberia Mia, and Carlo Costly will head the Honduran attack.

An estimated 1,000 police will be on duty at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano because of concerns that Zelaya supporters will demonstrate at the game.

Zelaya has been trying to garner international support for his efforts to return to Honduras and regain power.

Coincidentally, Costa Rica President Oscar Arias was working to mediate a peace in Honduras when he was taken ill with the swine flu.

Probable Lineups:
Honduras -- N.Valladares, Sabillon, O.Chavez, M.Figueroa, Izaguirre, Guevara, Nunez, W.Palacios, de Leon, Pavon, Costly.
Costa Rica -- Navas, Wallace, Fernandez, Umana, Diaz, Borges, Bolanos, Alonso, Sirias, Alpizar, Saborio.



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