Nelspruit is the venue as potential South American dark horses take on Central American whipping boys.
Both nations are sweating on the fitness of a striker named Suazo. Honduran David Suazo, of Inter Milan, is struggling to recover in time from a leg muscle injury, while Chile’s main goalscorer Humberto Suazo is nursing a left thigh problem.
Neither player was originally expected to feature in this game but both remain hopeful of being involved. If they miss out, Georgie Welcome of Honduras and Chile’s Esteban Paredes are the favourites to take their place.
Honduras midfielder Julio Cesar de Leon has emerged as a doubt with a hamstring injury, although Tottenham’s Wilson Palacios has overcome a thigh complaint. West Brom’s Gonzalo Jara is poised to start in Chile’s three-man defence, but midfielder Rodrigo Millar is struggling with a calf strain. (BBC Sport)
Chile are a team that probably deserve more attention than they get. Marcelo Bielsa led his side to second place in World Cup qualifying, just one point from Brazil. During the qualification, with the help of prolific striker Humberto Suazo who finished the top scorer overall with ten goals, they managed terrific wins over Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.
They should have enough about them to beat Honduras who are one of the weakest teams at the tournament but could still have a sting in their tail and have Tottenham’s excellent defensive midfielder Wilson Palacios among a trio of Premier League players among their squad.
Highlights of recent warm up games the two teams have taken part in.
Honduras 0-3 Romania
Chile 2-0 New Zealand