Confirmed Honduras World Cup Squad: Palacios heads list of six British based players

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Honduras have announced their 23-man squad for this summer's World Cup, featuring players from Stoke City, Hull City, Wigan Athletic and Celtic.

Honduras squad

Goalkeepers: Noel Valladares, Donis Escober (both Olimpia), Luis Lopez (Real Espana)

Defenders: Brayan Beckeles (Olimpia), Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic/Scotland), Juan Carlos Garcia (Wigan/England), Maynor Figueroa (Hull City/England), Victor Bernardez (San Jose Earthquakes/USA), Osman Chavez (Qingdao Janoon/China PR), Juan Pablo Montes (Motagua)

Midfielders: Arnold Peralta (Rangers/Scotland), Luis Garrido (Olimpia), Roger Espinoza (Wigan/England), Jorge Claros (Motagua), Wilson Palacios (Stoke/England), Oscar Garcia (Houston Dynamo/USA), Andy Najar (Anderlecht/Belgium), Mario Martinez (Real Espana), Marvin Chavez (Colorado Rapids/USA)

Forwards: Jerry Bengtson (New England Revolution/USA), Jerry Palacios (Alajuelense/Costa Rica), Carlo Costly (Real Espana), Rony Martinez (Real Sociedad)

The Central American country qualified for their fourth World Cup finals in reaching Brazil, finishing above Mexico to qualify automatically from the CONCACAF qualifying group. They have named their 23-man squad which has a decidedly British flavour in defence and midfield.

Celtic star Emilio Izaguirre will line up alongside Premier League regular and Steve Bruce favourite Maynor Figueroa of Hull, who will be hoping to feature in this weekend's FA Cup final.

Two other players enjoyed a strong run in the Cup this year, with Juan Carlos Garcia and Roger Espinoza getting to the semis with Wigan.

The side's star remains former Tottenham midfielder Wilson Palacios, now at Stoke, who has made 21 appearances for the Potters this season.

They have friendlies with Turkey, Israel, and England before kicking off the tournament against France in Porto Alegre on June 15th.  

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