Hindsight seems likely to suggest that French Guiana's hopes of causing a stir at this tournament were decimated by whatever communications issues saw CONCACAF allow the Caribbean qualifier to arrive at the competition with several ineligible players.
Florent Malouda does *not* start for French Guiana, which has three ineligible players on its roster (marked "A") #GUF #CAN #GoldCup2017 pic.twitter.com/EsQdFJDltw— Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) July 7, 2017
The team still came close to recovering from a poor start against Canada to nearly force at least a draw - but it didn't have quite enough to turnaround a three-goal deficit and ended up losing 4-2.
Against Honduras, French Guiana is expected to find success even more elusive. The team seemed to struggle to deal with pace on the counter-attack against Canada, and Los Catrachos would reasonably fancy themselves a more potent force on the break than the Canadians. It could be a long night in Houston for French Guiana if Honduras is allowed to get forward quickly and often.
For Los Catrachos, this game is a must-win. Losing to Costa Rica in the opening round was not a catastrophic blow to the team's ambitions for this tournament, but it must now set about asserting its status as a favorite to make the quarterfinals from this group. Anything less than a win potentially takes qualification for the next round out of Honduras' control. That is not a scenario the team will be giving much consideration: Honduras expects to win this game and take its first meaningful step toward the knockout rounds.
Per livesoccertv.com, here's where to find the game if watching from the USA: