Norwich City striker Simeon Jackson’s World Cup dream has ended – after Canada were thrashed 8-1 by Honduras in San Pedro Sula.

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The reward for Honduras is a place in the six-country final qualifying round in Concacaf.

The 25-year-old Jackson, winning his 33rd cap, played for 62 minutes before he was substituted with his side already 6-0 down.

Canada needed a draw to advance to the final stage of qualifying, but they were 4-0 down at half-time in the Estadio Olimpico in front of a capacity crowd of about 40,000.

And Honduras were six goals ahead before veteran Canada striker Iain Hume struck their only goal after 76 winutes with a superb free-kick that he bent around the wall and in off the inside of the post.

Honduras still had time to score two more goals and Canada coach Stephen Hart admitted: “We were horrible. It’s disturbing to me that the team fell apart.”

Canada, ranked No 61 in the world, have reached the World Cup just once — in Mexico in 1986.

It was their worst result since an 8-0 defeat in Mexico in 1993.

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3 comments

  • Crikey! Cannot help feeling that the earlier article talked this disaster up! If he is injured, nobody will tell us. Like the omertá surrounding Butterfield`s disappearance.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

  • Presumably at six nil down he was not brought off to bolster the defence (unless Hoots or Worthy are advisers to the Canadian team) so is he injured? Let's hope it is the last time he is in a team losing by a large score.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

  • Looking on the bright side, there is a worse team than us at the moment, Canada.

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    Swiss Canary

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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