Three Honduran players England must watch out for tonight

Honduras Fans

Honduras face England in both side's final friendlies before the World Cup gets underway in less than a week and here are three players to watch tonight.

Qualifying for the World Cup was a huge achievement for the Honduran national side, but they will now want to win their first ever game at a World Cup when it all kicks off next week.

La Bicolor are heading to their third finals, and second successive tournament after the South African World Cup in which they failed to score a goal.

They face England tonight in what many see as a one sided affair, but here are three Honduras to watch out for ahead of the game:

1. Jerry Bengtson

The tall and powerful striker partners the equally strong Carlo Costly in attack for the Hondurans and can cause plenty of problems for opposing defenders.

Bengtson plays in Major League Soccer for New England Revolution and is a designated player for the Revs.

He scored nine goals in 12 games during qualifying and will give the England defence plenty to think about tonight with his physical style of play.

Bengtson scored the goal at the Olympics in 2012 that knocked Spain out of the tournament in a 1-0 win and will look to help Honduras at least get a goal at this summer's tournament.

2. Emilio Izaguirre

The left-back is a regular at Scottish club Celtic and is one of just three players in the side with Champions League experience.

Izaguirre is an attacking fullback who looks to get crosses into the box for the powerful forwards at every opportunity, and he will cause problems for whoever starts at right-back for England tonight.

The 28-year-old has made 67 appearances for Honduras and is one of the stars in the team.

3. Wilson Palacios

The Stoke midfielder may struggle to stamp his place in the Potters side, but he is a regular for the national team and has to perform in the centre of midfield for Honduras to have any chance of beating anyone.

His aggressive style of play means that he close's down opposing midfielders and try and nullify the threat that they offer, as he did so effectively for Spurs against AC Milan in 2011, taking Clarence Seedorf out of the game.

The former Tottenham and Wigan man will likely mark Steven Gerrard in tonight's game and will hope to stop the supply that the Liverpool midfielder provides.

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