While Ecuador may not consider their Group E rivals Honduras a potential threat, the coach of the Honduras side — Luiz Fernando Suarez — will do his best to put one across his previous team. Suarez was the same man who had led Ecuador to an astonishing victory against Poland during the 2006 Germany World Cup.
It has been more than three years since he joined Honduras as their mentor and is now plotting a surprise win against his old side Ecuador.
For starters, he has made sure his side remains a low profile unit by making them stay in a comparatively less expensive hotel. Also, he has regrouped the team and has made the side strong on the counter-attack. Honduras better beware.
Ecuador’s 2006 win was the highlight of Suarez’s career but the euphoria soon faded away when the side suffered big losses against Brazil (5-0), Peru (5-1) and Venezuela (1-0) during the 2010 World Cup qualifiers and he was forced to leave.
The meeting in Brazil may well be just a Group E match but for Suarez, he certainly is there to prove a point.