The National Autonomous Federation of Football of Honduras (Spanish : Federación Nacional Autónoma de Fútbol de Honduras), known as FENAFUTH, is the official football governing body in Honduras and is in charge of the Honduran national team. FENAFUTH was founded in 1935 and joined FIFA in 1946. It joined CONCACAF in 1961.
Spanish or Castilian is a Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in the Americas and Spain. It is a global language and the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.
Honduras, officially the Republic of Honduras, is a country in Central America. In the past, it was sometimes referred to as "Spanish Honduras" to differentiate it from British Honduras, which later became modern-day Belize. The republic of Honduras is bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the southwest by El Salvador, to the southeast by Nicaragua, to the south by the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonseca, and to the north by the Gulf of Honduras, a large inlet of the Caribbean Sea.
The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the main association football competition of the men's national football teams governed by CONCACAF, determining the continental champion of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. The Gold Cup is held every two years.
The Honduras national football team nicknamed Los Catrachos, La Bicolor or La H, is governed by the Federación Nacional Autónoma de Fútbol de Honduras (FENAFUTH). To date, the team has qualified three times for the FIFA World Cup, in 1982, 2010 and 2014.
The Copa Centroamericana is the main association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Unión Centroamericana de Fútbol (UNCAF), the sport's Central American governing body. Held every two years since 1991, in the years before and after the FIFA World Cup tournaments, it was originally called the UNCAF Nations Cup, changing to the current name in 2011.
The Asociación de Fútbol de Cuba is the official governing body of the sport of football in Cuba including the National Team. The league is composed of one professional division with total of 8 teams.
The Costa Rican Football Federation, commonly known as FEDEFUTBOL or FEDEFUT, is the official association football governing body in Costa Rica and is in charge of the Costa Rican national team.
Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional de Honduras, commonly known as Liga Nacional is the first and highest division of football in Honduras. The league season is divided into Opening (autumn) and Closing (spring). One team is relegated to the Liga de Ascenso and one team is promoted from Liga de Ascenso. The first 4 clubs participate in play-offs to decide the champion. The winners of the Opening and Closing competitions participate in the CONCACAF Champions League.
José Eduardo Bennett is a retired Honduran footballer. He is currently manager of UPNFM.
Ricardo Emir James Rayo is a retired Panamaian footballer.
Noel Eduardo Valladares Bonilla is a Honduran former football goalkeeper, who last played for Liga Nacional team Olimpia.
Association football in Honduras is a national sport. It is the most popular sport among Hondurans, becoming popular in the 20th century.
The Panamanian Football Federation, known as FEPAFUT, is the official governing body of football in Panama and is in charge of the Panama national football team. FEPAFUT was a founding member of CONCACAF in 1961.
The Nicaraguan Football Federation is the official governing body of football (soccer) in Nicaragua and is in charge of the Nicaragua national football team.
Emil José Martínez Cruz is a Honduran football player who currently plays for Marathón and is a regular midfielder in the Honduras national team.
Walter Julián Martínez Ramos a.k.a. Pery[ˈpeɾi], is a Honduran professional football striker.
Eduardo Dasent is a football defender who currently plays for Liga Panameña de Fútbol side Independiente La Chorrera.
The Honduras national under-23 football team represents Honduras in international football competitions in Olympic Games, as well as in under–23 football tournaments. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23, except three over-age players. The team is controlled by the Federación Nacional Autónoma de Fútbol de Honduras (FENAFUTH). Honduras have qualified for four Men's Olympic Football Tournament, in Sydney 2000, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016.
Curaçao Football Federation is the football association of Curaçao. It is the legal successor of the Netherlands Antillean Football Union, which ended with the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles in 2010. International matches are represented by the Curaçao national football team. The NAVU was renamed to FFK on 9 February 2011 after FIFA had encouraged changing the name and update statutes, like dealing with Bonaire, who belonged then to the Netherlands.
Alfredo Hawit Banegas is a Honduran lawyer and former footballer. He is the head of the National Autonomous Federation of Football of Honduras and was made the interim head of CONCACAF on 4 June 2011.
Hesler Enrique Phillips Baca is a retired Honduran football player.
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