TEGUCIGALPA, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Honduran press hailed on Friday the nil tie of the national soccer team with its Swiss counterpart at the last Group H match, though it cost them a chance to the World Cup last 16.
Local daily "La Tribuna" headlined "Honduran tie with Switzerland gives Chile the ticket", while daily "La Prensa" said "Honduras forgave Switzerland".
Sports daily "Diez" said "Honduras, with forehead raises", while "Tiempo" said "Honduras closed with dignity" and "Proceso Digital" said that "Honduras played like the big ones".
After this match, Honduras totaled one point, after losing 1-0 to Chile and 2-0 to Spain.
This was the second World Cup that Honduras attended. The first was in Spain in 1982.
The Honduran government allowed on Friday the public workers to leave their works since 11:00 a.m. local time (1700 GMT) for them to watch the match.
Hundreds of fans gathered in restaurants, public squares and hotels to watch the match.