SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras.- Group C of League A of the Concacaf Nations League draws to a close on Sunday, with Honduras meeting Trinidad and Tobago at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
Honduras’ place in the Concacaf Nations League Final Championship next summer is secure, with Los Catrachos already having clinched the group. However, the visitors have plenty to play for, with a win needed to lock up qualification to the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup.
While Honduras drew with Martinique on Thursday, Trinidad and Tobago fell 3-0 in a friendly to Ecuador. Still, coach Dennis Lawrence felt his team played well in the tune-up and is confident his side can get the result on Sunday.
They’ll have to do so against a Honduras team that should also be ready for a fight. Manager Fabian Coito called in a large group and released six players after the 1-1 stalemate with Martinique. That should mean several familiar faces and fresh legs getting their shot in Sunday’s starting XI.
Whoever stands out may be part of a writing a new chapter in the history of Honduras-Trinidad and Tobago contests. The leading goalscorers in the series are Concacaf legends Carlos Pavon and Stern John, each of whom scored five goals on the others’ nation.