1981 CONCACAF Championship

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The 1981 CONCACAF Championship, the eighth edition of the CONCACAF Championship, was held in Honduras from 1 November to 22 November.wikipedia
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Honduras national football team

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This tournament was won by the host, Honduras, who earned their first title and secured for the first time a place in the FIFA World Cup, as the tournament also served as qualification to Spain 1982. This edition was marked by an upset as Mexico, traditional CONCACAF heavyweights and needing a win to go through, were eliminated by Honduras.
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.

CONCACAF Championship

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The 1981 CONCACAF Championship, the eighth edition of the CONCACAF Championship, was held in Honduras from 1 November to 22 November.

1982 FIFA World Cup

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This tournament was won by the host, Honduras, who earned their first title and secured for the first time a place in the FIFA World Cup, as the tournament also served as qualification to Spain 1982.
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El Salvador national football team

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The 0–0 tie between Mexico and Honduras qualified El Salvador to participate in the World Cup as the CONCACAF runners-up.
They have competed in the CONCACAF regional tournaments fourteen times, finishing as runners-up in 1963 and 1981.

Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino

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All games were played in the Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino in Tegucigalpa.

Hugo Sánchez

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After Mexico failed to qualify for the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain, Sánchez was a part of the Mexico team that reached the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup on home soil, losing out to eventual runners-up West Germany in a penalty shootout.

Mexico national football team

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This edition was marked by an upset as Mexico, traditional CONCACAF heavyweights and needing a win to go through, were eliminated by Honduras.

Robert Iarusci

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🇨🇦 Bob Iarusci
He scored twice, both in qualification for the 1982 World Cup and playing as sweeper.

Mike Stojanović

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🇨🇦 Mike Stojanović

Honduras

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The 1981 CONCACAF Championship, the eighth edition of the CONCACAF Championship, was held in Honduras from 1 November to 22 November.

Tegucigalpa

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All games were played in the Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino in Tegucigalpa.

FIFA World Cup

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This tournament was won by the host, Honduras, who earned their first title and secured for the first time a place in the FIFA World Cup, as the tournament also served as qualification to Spain 1982.

Central America

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El Salvador also became the first Central American team to qualify for more than one World Cup.

Mexico

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*🇲🇽 Hugo Sánchez

Frantz Mathieu

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* Frantz Mathieu (playing against Cuba)

Canada

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🇨🇦 Bob Iarusci 🇨🇦 Mike Stojanović 🇨🇦 Ian Bridge 🇨🇦 Wes McLeod

José Roberto Figueroa

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