Israel beats World Cup-bound Honduras 4-2

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 1, 2014 at 11:53 pm •  Published: June 1, 2014

HOUSTON (AP) — Omer Damari and Gil Vermouth scored in the second half to help Israel beat World Cup-bound Honduras 4-2 on Sunday in an international friendly.

Honduras also lost 2-0 to Turkey on Thursday in Washington.

"I thought there were a lot of individual errors, and the other team attacked well," Honduras coach Luis Fernando Suarez said through a translator. "The second half we risked a lot more, and we were trying for the draw. I saw this coming. We had a lot of subs and changes. I thought the team had some miscommunication and it didn't work well."

Eran Zahavi put Israel ahead in the 33rd minute before Honduras equalized early in the second half with a Roger Espinoza goal.

"Second half we started again very bad, and they had the amazing goal by Espinoza," Israel coach Eli Guttman said. "Then we came back and we didn't control the ball like we did in the first half, but we were very dangerous. I thought we deserved the win."

Israel regained the lead in the 52nd minute thanks to an own goal as Tal Ben Haim's shot from the left box went in off Honduras' Maynor Figueroa.

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