The Honduras vs Sweden U-17 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match will be held this Friday, November 1, 2013 (6:00 AM Pacific) at the Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium. Honduras reached this stage after defeating Uzbekistan 1-0 in the Round-of-16; Sweden defeated Japan 2-1.
Honduras and Sweden match-up in the quarterfinals hoping to improve on their current success. The ‘catrachos’ have made internal history as it is the first time they reach the quarterfinal phase in a U-17 World Cup; a win this Friday would be extraordinary to a country who has grown richly on the soccer fields. Meanwhile, Sweden is participating on their first ever U-17 World Cup; while it is not as surprising that they are on the quarterfinals, it is still a great accomplishment. A win for either side will be extraordinary, as they will play in the semifinals against the winner from the Uruguay vs Nigeria game.
Honduras vs Sweden U-17 Prediction
The Honduras vs Sweden U-17 quarterfinal will be a close contest between two sides who want to extend their participation in the World Cup. The ‘catrachos’ were joyous when they defeated Uzbekistan, as they knew they had made their best run in a U-17 World Cup; however, will they have the necessary offense to reach the semifinals?
On a CONCACAF point of view, to have Honduras one step away from the final would be magnificent, but the strengths they have shown on defense have not been demonstrated on the upper midfield and offense. With only 5 goals in 4 matches for Honduras, Sweden may be too much for the Central American team. Sweden has been slightly better with 9 goals in four games, and they will be the winner on Friday. The Honduras vs Sweden U-17 match will end in a 2-0 win for the Europeans.
Honduras vs Sweden U-17 TV Schedule
The Honduras vs Sweden U-17 match will be televised this Friday, November 1, 2013 on Univision Deportes at 6:00 AM Pacific.