National Autonomous Federation of Football of Honduras

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.

National Autonomous Federation of Football of Honduras
CONCACAF
Honduras Soccer 2017
Founded1935
HeadquartersTegucigalpa
FIFA affiliation1946
CONCACAF affiliation1961[1]
PresidentJorge Salomon[2]
Websitehttp://fenafuth.org.hn/

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References

  1. ^ "Ramón Coll, electo Presidente de la Confederación de Futbol de América del Norte, América Central y el Caribe". La Nación (Google News Archive). 23 September 1961.
  2. ^ "Honduras". FIFA. Retrieved 2016-11-10.

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Alfredo Hawit

Alfredo Hawit Banegas (born 8 October 1951) 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.

David Suazo

Óscar David Suazo Velázquez (born 5 November 1979) is a retired Honduran professional footballer turned coach who played as a striker. Suazo played more than 300 league games and scored over 100 league goals in Italy during a span of 13 years.

Estadio General Francisco Morazán

The Francisco Morazán Stadium is one of the three stadiums available to the city of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. It is an official stadium for games of the National League of Professional Football in Honduras; as well as, for international matches and international competitions of the Football Confederation of North, Central and Caribbean (CONCACAF) and FIFA.

Nowadays, it is the official stadium of Real Club Deportivo España and sometimes for Club Deportivo Marathon. It is also used for other activities, including concerts, religious services, parades, and other things. It has a capacity of 18,000 fans, according to FIFA restrictions, but 21,500 viewers according to the Football Federation of Honduras.Through its history, the Francisco Morazán Stadium has hosted major sporting events. At this stadium, they were held tournaments and World Cup qualifying matches for the adult Honduran teams. Also, qualifying championships, for the Under 17, Under 20 and Olympic categories belonging to the CONCACAF area.

Football association

Football association, is the governing body for association football. Many of them are members of the sport's regional bodies such as UEFA and CONMEBOL and the world governing body, FIFA. A small number have not yet applied for or been granted entry to these higher bodies. Below is a list of football associations for which there are articles.

Football in Honduras

Association football in Honduras is a national sport. It is the most popular sport among Hondurans, becoming popular in the 20th century.Honduras has memorable performances in three World Cups, Spain 1982, South Africa 2010, and Brazil 2014. The nation also competes in the Copa America, UNCAF Nations Cup, Olympic Games, and in FIFA U-20 World Cups.

Geography of association football

The following article gives a list of association football confederations, sub-confederations and associations around the world. The sport's international governing body is FIFA, but those associations not affiliated to FIFA are also included in this article.

Most European, African, and Asian countries have two principal competitions: a more prestigious league which is typically a double round-robin tournament restricted to the elite clubs, and a cup which is a single-elimination tournament open to both the elite and lesser clubs. In the Americas, leagues are often organised as either multi-stage tournaments or separate Apertura and Clausura stages.

Honduras national football team

The Honduras national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Honduras) 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.

Outside the FIFA World Cup tournament, Honduras has competed in several other international continental championships, like the CONCACAF Championship which they won in 1981, and the Copa América championship in which their best result was third place in 2001. Apart from that Honduras has also won the Central American Cup championship four times and are the current champions, having won the 2017 Copa Centroamericana, in Panama.

Honduras women's national football team

The Honduras women's national football team is overseen by the National Autonomous Federation of Football of Honduras. The team is allowed to participate at the different UNCAF and CONCACAF women's tournaments; as well to the FIFA Women's World Cup, although they haven't been able to qualify as of yet.

Honduras women's national under-17 football team

The Honduras women's national under-17 football team is the national women's u-17 football team of Honduras and is overseen by the National Autonomous Federation of Football of Honduras. The team is allowed to participate at the different UNCAF and CONCACAF women's tournaments; as well to the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, although they haven't been able to qualify as of yet.

Honduras women's national under-20 football team

The Honduras women's national under-20 football team is the national women's u-20 football team of Honduras and is overseen by the National Autonomous Federation of Football of Honduras. The team is allowed to participate at the different UNCAF and CONCACAF women's tournaments; as well to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, although they haven't been able to qualify as of yet.

List of Football Associations by date of foundation

This is a list of national and regional football associations by date of foundation.

Mario Verdial

Mario Verdial Alsina (2 May 1962 – 5 February 2015) was a Honduran businessman who since 2001 served as co-chairman of the football club Real C.D. España as well as Vice-President of the National Autonomous Federation of Football of Honduras.On 5 February 2015 Verdial, one of his bodyguards and a taxi driver were killed by unknown men on an ambush in Villanueva, Cortés.

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