Roger Espinoza urges Honduras to show character

Espinoza urges Honduras to show character
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Wigan Athletic midfielder Roger Espinoza wants his Honduras side to show plenty of character during their World Cup qualifier against Jamaica.

Honduras international Roger Espinoza has called on his side to show plenty of character during their final World Cup qualifier against Jamaica later today.

Los Catrachos will book their place in Brazil if they avoid defeat against the Jamaicans, who can no longer qualify for the tournament.

"The match is crucial to our qualification hopes, but there's no doubt that it'll be tough because Jamaica have nothing to lose," the Wigan Athletic midfielder told FIFA.com.

"We saw it with Costa Rica last Friday - they had already qualified but still caused us a lot of trouble and this time we're away, which is never easy. These are the types of games where you need to demonstrate great character.

"It's something that we've shown in other hexagonal qualifying matches, and it's been the key to our success. Away games are always tricky, even more so when there's so much at stake. But this team has a lot of character, and it's time to let it shine."

The Hondurans have previously competed at two World Cups in 1982 and 2010. On both occasions they failed to advance beyond the group stages.

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