• Live
    • Audio Only
  • Share on Google +
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on twitter
  • Garcia, who died of leukemia aged 29, shot to fame when he scored his first international goal to equalize in a 2-1 home win against the United States in the World Cup qualifying.

    Garcia, who died of leukemia aged 29, shot to fame when he scored his first international goal to equalize in a 2-1 home win against the United States in the World Cup qualifying. | Photo: Honduras Football

Garcia, who died of leukemia aged 29, shot to fame when he scored his first international goal to equalize in a 2-1 home win against the United States in the World Cup qualifying.

Honduras-born soccer star Juan Carlos Garcia, who died Monday after losing a three-year battle with leukemia, is being immortalized in a statue in the Plaza Mundialista of the General Francisco Morazan Stadium.

RELATED: 
FC Barcelona Announces Buyout of Brazil Defender Yerry Mina

Garcia, who died aged 29, shot to fame in 2013 when he scored his first international goal – a bicycle kick – to equalize in a 2-1 home win against the United States in the World Cup qualifying.

It was the first time in 24 years that the United States had lost their first game of a World Cup qualification campaign.  

Garcia later made an appearance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil as Honduras exited in the group stage, replacing Izaguirre at half time in a 1–2 defeat to Ecuador in Curitiba.

Garcia, who also played for Wigan in the United Kingdom, made his debut for Honduras in a July 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup match against Grenada, coming on as a sub for Carlos Palacios.

The new statue, in the city of San Pedro Sula, is one of four sculptures at the stadium featuring Hondurans who have played in world championships.


Comment
0
Comments
Post with no comments.