Can you put a price on victory?
CONCACAF side Honduras can.
The lone remaining men's team from the region were so sure they would lose in the group stage at the Rio Olympics that they had gone ahead and booked travel for the more than 30 players and staff back home for Friday -- at the end of the first round.
It has turned out to be a $7,500 mistake. But what a happy one it was.
Los Catrachos upset strong sides Portugal and Argentina in the group stage and got past Korea Republic in the quarterfinals....
Reigning Olympic champion Mexico is still licking its wounds after a group stage exit at Rio 2016 and the United States never even got to pack its bags for the men's football tournament. Instead, it is Honduras that keeps the CONCACAF flag flying high, while the confederation's traditional giants wonder where it all went wrong.
Such negative thoughts are a long way away for a Honduran team that will look to make history on Wednesday with a shock victory over hosts Brazil in the semifinal at...
The Olympic football tournament is almost set to kick off in Rio de Janeiro. Here is a preview of all 16 teams.
BRAZIL: The Brazilians are red-hot favourites to at last win the only title they are lacking, both because of the depleted competition and because they are taking it so seriously. For many Brazilians, the men's football tournament will be the most important part of the Games. Moreover, after years of disappointment, Brazil need something special to bring the fans back onside.
The Olympic football tournament is almost set to kick off in Rio de Janeiro. Here are all the final 18-man squads.
*- Overage player born before 1993.
Goalkeepers: Farid Chaal (El Harrach), Abdelkader Salhi (Chlef)
Defenders: Ayoub Abdellaoui (USM Alger), Abdelghani Demmou* (MC Alger), Houari Ferhani (Kabylie), Ryad Keniche (Setif), Miloud Rebiai (Setif)
Midfielders: Haris Belkebla (Tours), Sofiane Bendebka* (Hussein Dey), Abdelraouf Benguit (Paradou), Mohamed Benkhemassa (Alger), Zakaria...