Game Notes: Honduras v French Guiana
Action from the CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifying playoff between French Guiana and visiting Honduras on March 25, 2015. (Photo: Jody Amiet)
Honduras French Guiana
45Games Played0
67Goals For0
59Goals Against0


Match Officials


Referee - Yadel Martinez (Cuba)AR1 - Hermenerito Leal (Guatemala)
AR2 - Daniel Williamson (Panama)4th - Michel Rodriguez (Cuba)
Honduras:  No
French Guiana:  No
Single Caution
Honduras: Ever Alvarado
French Guiana: Roy Contout, Kevin Rimane, Sloan Privat

BBVA Compass Stadium – Houston, Texas, USA


• Last Time Out at the Gold Cup (GC): Honduras 0, Costa Rica 1 … Honduras created plenty of chances at Red Bull Arena, but the Costa Rica’s Marco Ureña was the only one

to convert in the 39th minute. The loss marked Honduras’ first against Costa Rica in five all-time Gold Cup matches (3W-1L-1D)

• Head Coach: Jorge Luis Pinto (Colombia) … since 2014 … in second stint in charge of Costa Rica, led the Ticos to 2014 World Cup quarterfinals, team’s best-ever finish

• Gold Cup Appearances: 13 (1991, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017) … Gold Cup record: GP-45; W-18; D-7; L-20; GF-67; GA-59 …

Best Finish: Runner-up-1 (1991) … Top GC Scorer: Carlos Pavon (9 goals)​ … Qualification method: Champion, 2017 Copa Centroamericana

• 2017 Gold Cup results: 0-1 loss v Costa Rica

• 2017 Copa Centroamericana results: 2-1 win v Nicaragua, 2-1 win v El Salvador, 1-0 win v Panama, 1-1 draw v Costa Rica, 1-0 win v Belize … Overall Record: GP-5; W-4, D-1;

L-0; GF-7; GA-3

• 2017 Copa Centroamericana scorers: Eddie Hernandez (3 goals); Erick Andino, Roman Castillo (2) … Hernandez won tournament’s Golden Boot and midfielder Jorge Claros

won Golden Ball … fourth Copa Centroamericana title (trails only Costa Rica, 8 titles)

• 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying (WCQ): currently in fifth place in ​fifth round of CONCACAF qualifying … Fifth-round record: GP-6; W-1; D-2; L-3; GF-6; GA-14 … Overall

qualifying record: GP-12; W-3, D-4; L-5; GF-12; GA-20

• CONCACAF WCQ fifth round results: 0-1 loss v Panama (H), 3-1 win v Trinidad and Tobago (H), 6-0 loss v United States (A), 1-1 draw v Costa Rica (H), 3-0 loss v Mexico (A),

2-2 draw v Panama (H) …Remaining matches: Trinidad & Tobago (A), United States (H), Costa Rica (A), Mexico (H)

• Seven goals in 2018 WCQ cycle have been scored by Houston Dynamo trio of Romell Quioto (4), Alberth Elis (2) and Oscar Boniek Garcia (1) … Five players on Honduras

roster have scored in a previous GC: Maynor Figueroa - 1 v Trinidad & Tobago (2005); Alfredo Mejia - 1 v Grenada (2011); Jorge Claros - 1 v El Salvador (2013); Rony Martinez

- 1 v Haiti (2013); Carlos Discua - 1 v USA (2015)

• Overcame French Guiana in a two-game playoff to qualify for 2015 GC (agg: 4-3) … 1st leg: 1-3 away loss, 2nd leg: 3-0 home win (Andy Najar 30’, 32; Antony Lozano 45’)

• Advanced beyond group stage in five straight GC editions, before failing to do so in 2015, ending run of three straight trips to the semifinals

• Scored one goal or fewer in last eight GC matches … never been shutout in back-to-back matches in same GC tournament

• One of only two nations in GC history that has a positive all-time goal differential (plus-8), but a losing tournament record (Costa Rica is the other)

• Record against Caribbean GC opposition: GP-13; W-6; D-1; L-6; GF-25; GA-14 … shut out three times in last four matches against Caribbean teams (1W-0D-3L)

French Guiana


• Last Time Out at the Gold Cup: French Guiana 2, Canada 4 … Roy Contout and Sloan Privat scored in the 69th and 71st minutes, respectively, to close the the score to 3-2 in

French Guiana’s Gold Cup debut after Canada led 3-0 … A second goal from Canadian 16-year-old Alphonso Davies in the 86th minute sealed defeat

• Head Coach: Jair Karam (since 2013)

• CONCACAF Gold Cup appearances: 1 (2017)

• Qualification method: 3rd place, 2017 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup

• 2017 Gold Cup results: 2-4 loss v Canada (Roy Contout 69’; Sloan Privat 71’

• 2016/17 Caribbean Cup results: (1st Round) 1-2 loss v Bermuda, 3-0 win v Cuba; (2nd Round) 1-2 loss v Dominican Republic, 3-0 win v Bermuda; (3rd Round) 1-0 win v St.

Kitts & Nevis, 5-2 v Haiti; (Semifinals) 1-1 draw v Jamaica, 2:4 pens; (3rd Place) 1-0 win v Martinique … Overall Record: 5W-1D-2L; 16GF, 7GA

• 2016/17 Caribbean Cup scorers: Sloan Privat (4 goals); Rhudy Evens (3); Arnold Abelinti, Ludovic Baal, Roy Contout (2); Loic Baal, Alex Eric, Kevin Rimane (1)

• Scored at least 1 goal in nine straight competitive matches (eight in 2016/17 Caribbean Cup, one in 2017 Gold Cup)

• Privat scored three goals in the Caribbean Cup encounter that secured French Guiana’s GC berth, a 5-2 victory over Haiti on November 9, 2016 … Privat has scored five goals

in his last three appearances in competitive international matches

• Against Canada, Contout and Privat became the first players to score in a country’s inaugural Gold Cup match since Cedric Fiston (54’) equalized for Guadeloupe in a 1-1 draw

with Haiti on June 6, 2007

• First side to make its GC debut since Grenada and Nicaragua both made their maiden appearances in the 2009 tournament … first team to score in any match of its GC debut

tournament since Guadeloupe in 2007

• Becomes third nation in a row to concede four goals in a match during its first GC tournament, after Grenada and Nicaragua each allowed four in a match in 2009

• Narrowly missed out on qualifying for the 2015 GC after losing the CFU-UNCAF playoff to Honduras (agg: 3-4) … 1st Leg 3-1 home win (Marvin Torvic 26’; Sloan Privat 27’,

62’), 2nd Leg: 0-3 away loss

• One of two 2017 GC entrants, along with Martinique, that competes in regional CONCACAF member competitions, but is not recognized as a FIFA member

• 12 of 23 players based professionally in France league pyramid, and 9 play in French Guiana’s domestic league

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