Honduras: Thoughts After the Match Against France


Honduran fans. Image on Flickr by usuario rcolonna. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

The blog Bitácora del párvulo (Prekindergatener log) writes thirty minutes [es] after the match the national team played against the French crew, where the latter scored three times and the Honduran team none:

Francia 3, Honduras 0 con tecnología o sin ella. ¡Estamos en el Mundial, señores! ¿Quién les dijo que a un mundial se le va a pegar al contrario como única estrategia de contención? […] Un estilo que la policía hondureña explica muy bien cuando afirma que su peculiar forma de apabullar a golpes y luego investigar se debe a que cada institución policial del mundo tiene su estilo…
Contra Ecuador veremos un fútbol más duro, más alarmante en su incapacidad de echar aunque sea un gol. No habrá gol de mundial en Honduras. Si logramos un gol será por una extraña rabia que a todos llena de estupor.

France 3, Honduras 0 with or without technology. We are part of the World Cup, you guys! Who told you that you go to a World Cup to strike the rival as the only defense strategy? […] A style the Honduran police explains very well when it claims that its peculiar way of overwhelming into fisticuffs first and investigate later is because every police institution in the world has a style of its own…
Against Ecuador we will see a harder football, more alarming in its inability to score at least one goal. There won't be a World Cup goal in Honduras. If we manage to score a goal, it will be caused by a rare rage that astonishes us all.

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