HONDURAS ACCUSE AUSTRALIA OF ‘ESPIONAGE’ BY DRONE
HONDURAS coach Jorge Luis Pinto has accused Australia of “espionage” after alleging they had used a drone to film his team’s training sessions ahead of Wednesday’s decisive World Cup play-off match.
The Honduran National Football Federation on Monday posted on Twitter footage of a drone flying above Sydney’s Olympic Stadium where the team trained after their long flight from Central America.
Honduras face the Socceroos at the same stadium on Wednesday in the deciding second leg of their intercontinental playoff with the scores level at 0-0 after a tight first leg in San Pedro Sula on Friday.
While Football Federation Australia said they were not involved in the drone incident, Pinto said the affair was “embarrassing for such an advanced country”.
“Let’s not be innocent, it’s espionage in football,” he told reporters through a translator on Tuesday.
‘Peru must break down NZ defence’
PERU forward Jefferson Farfan said his team will try “every way possible” to break down New Zealand’s defence when they meet in the decisive leg of their World Cup qualifying play-off here on Wednesday.
The Blanquirroja and the All Whites played out a goalless draw in the first leg in Wellington on Saturday and Farfan said the clash at Estadio Nacional in Lima would be just as difficult, reports Xinhua new sagency.