Spain Honduras Olympic soccer 2012 results have shocked the entire soccer world as Spain has been eliminated from Olympics after their second loss (video)
Spain soccer team seems to have become a whipping boy of everyone in the Olympics 2012. First they were beaten by Japan in their first encounter and now today they were thrown out of the championship by little known team Honduras. The 0-1 loss against Honduras ensures that the Spanish soccer team not just goes out of the tournament, but it also shatters its dream of simultaneously having three championships including FIFA World Cup, Euro Soccer Olympics soccer medal with them at one time.
But for soccer fans across the world their consistent bad show was very shocking indeed given the fact that it came on the heels of their scintillating performance in Euro 2012 against the top rated teams.
But we must give credit to the young Honduras team that played it heart out and showed to the world that despite coming from a very small nation it has a very good soccer side. Top rated Honduras player Jerry Bengtson gave his side the lead they were looking forward with a breathtaking header in the first-half. After the goal they ensured that the team goal was well protected and the Spanish team was not allowed to convert its efforts into goals.
Notwithstanding the goal, the Spanish team dominated much of the play, but they were unlucky as they couldn’t convert their efforts into goals. They hit the goal several times, but they couldn’t convert them into goals. Their top players tried their best to bring out the team from the ignominy of being thrown out of the tournament and Adrian Lopez, Iker Muniain and Rodrigo made repeated efforts. But their hard work went without success.
A Honduras team member while talking about his team says, “Honduran soccer players have more technical and tactical talent, greater emotional maturity and more experience, because even the least experienced players have played at least 20 matches in the first division of the national league”. The team coach Jorge Jiménez sometimes ago had said, “Even though we’re in a difficult group, the opportunities are within reach. It will all depend on three factors: the physical and emotional preparation; the attitude that the players take onto the field and the commitment of the under-23 squad; and the guidelines of the National Autonomous Federation of Football of Honduras and the coaching staff”.