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HOME > SAMURAI BLUE > KIRIN CHALLENGE CUP 2014 11/14 TOP > NEWS > Honduras National Team arrive in Japan for Kirin Challenge Cup 2014


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Honduras National Team arrive in Japan for Kirin Challenge Cup 2014

12 November 2014

Honduras National Team arrive in Japan for Kirin Challenge Cup 2014

For the Kirin Challenge Cup 2014 held on Friday 14 November at Toyota Stadium in Aichi, Honduras National Team arrived in Japan on Tuesday. The players and staff members first spent their time resting up to remove fatigue from a long trip.

Comments from Head Coach and Player

Hernan MEDFORD, Head Coach
I’ve visited Japan many times including when I was a player and Saprissa’s coach. Japan is really a great country, and every time I take part in events here it was fantastic. Japan National Team has many quality players who play in Europe. We’ve just got into the new stage where coaches and players deepen mutual understanding. This game will be definitely important for us. It’s one of the most important games since it is not only for the preparation for the Copa De Oro next June but also in the sense that we can play against one of the top class teams. I hope Japanese fans enjoy the game looking forward to a spectacular game.

I was looking forward to this time because it’s my first time to visit Japan. I don’t really feel it’s cold here as I play on a Scotland team. My impression on Japan is that they are dynamic and fast with lots of players playing in Europe. Individually, he is not on the national team now, but I have respect for Nakamura Shunsuke. This is just one of the friendlies, but we are going out there and win the game. I’ve faced Aguirre before when he was in charge of Mexico National Team, so also in that sense, I’m looking forward to the game. I hope Japanese fans enjoy the game.


Head Coach  Hernan MEDFORD


Donis ESCOBER (Olimpia)
Orlin VALLECILLO (C.D. Honduras)
Kevin HERNANDEZ  (Real Espana)

Javier PORTILLO (Olimpia)
Victor BERNARDEZ (San Jose Earthquakes/USA)
Wilfredo BARAHONA (Real Espana)
Maynor FIGUEROA (Hull City/England)
Emilio IZAGUIRRE (Celtic/Scotland)
Wilmer CRISANTO (Motagua)
Henry FIGUEROA (Motagua)

Marvin CHAVEZ (CD Chivas/USA)
Oscar Boniek GARCIA (Houston Dynamo/USA)
Edder DELGADO (Real Espana)
Juan Josue RODRIGUEZ (Parrillas One)
Arnold PERALTA (Rangers Football Club/Scotland)
Mario MARTINEZ (Barcelona SC/Ecuador)
Luis GARRIDO (Houston Dynamo/USA)

Roger ROJAS (Al-Ettifaq/Saudi Arabia)
Romell QUIOTO (CD Oympia)
Alberth ELIS (CD Oympia)
Bryan ROCHEZ (Real Espana)

Kirin Challenge Cup 2014

Fri. 14 November 2014     SAMURAI BLUE(Japan National Team) vs Honduras National Team
Toyota Stadium/Aichi Kickoff 19:35(plan)/Open 16:35(plan)
TV Broadcast: National live broadcast on TV ASAHI

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