For a team that hasn't qualified for the World Cup since 1970, the Israeli national soccer team headed by Eli Guttman stamped its mark on the Road to Brazil. Having failed to qualify in its 2014 group play which included Portugal and Russia, the Israeli team made a statement on Sunday night in Houston Texas in front of a rabid crowd of 19,235 mostly Honduran soccer fans soundly defeating Hounduras 4-2.
Israel had goals from Eran Zahavi (34'), Omer Damari (60'), Gil Vermouth (74') and own goal by Honduras' Maynor Figueroa,
Honduras received goals from Roger Espinoza (47') and Carlo Costly (83')
It was a game in which in the words of Guttman, the Hondurans may have underestimated the talent of Israel.
"Maybe they underestimated Israel," said Guttman or maybe it was as Honduras head coach Luis Fernando Suarez put it, "Tactically, we were bad."
Either way, Israel put its mark on this 2014 FIFA road tour.