How they qualified: Took the final direct CONCACAF qualifying spot behind USA and Costa Rica, dropping just four points along the way. Their campaign included a memorable win over Mexico at the Azteca.
World Cup pedigree: Just two World Cup appearances to their name, and no wins to report. They fell at the first hurdle in 1982 despite a draw with hosts Spain and exited early again in South Africa in 2010.
Main man: Wilson Palacios. The pugnacious Stoke midfielder has over 90 caps to his name. His ball-winning skills are integral to the Honduran midfield.
One to watch: Jerry Bengston was Honduras' main threat in qualifying, with nine goals to his name. Tall and athletic, he plays his club football for New England Revolution in Major League Soccer.
What are their chances? Rank outsiders, they will have to produce something freakishly special to get out of their group.
Goalkeepers: Noel Valladares, Donis Escober, Luis Lopez
Defenders: Brayan Beckeles, Emilio Izaguirre, Juan Carlos Garcia, Maynor Figueroa, Victor Bernardez, Osman Chavez, Juan Pablo Montes
Midfielders: Arnold Peralta, Luis Garrido, Roger Espinoza, Jorge Claros, Wilson Palacios, Oscar Garcia, Andy Najar), Mario Martinez, Marvin Chavez
Forwards: Jerry Bengtson, Jerry Palacios, Carlo Costly, Rony Martinez