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Honduras looking forward to playing in the heat and humidity of the Amazon rainforest

  • Honduras' players practice headers during a training session at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, one day before the group E match between Honduras and Switzerland of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Honduras' players practice headers during a training session at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, one day before the group E match between Honduras and Switzerland of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)  (The Associated Press)

  • Hondura's head coach Luis Suarez looks up  during a press conference at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, one day before the group E match between Honduras and Switzerland of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Hondura's head coach Luis Suarez looks up during a press conference at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, one day before the group E match between Honduras and Switzerland of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)  (The Associated Press)

  • Honduras' players practice during a training session at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, one day before the group E match between Honduras and Switzerland of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Honduras' players practice during a training session at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, one day before the group E match between Honduras and Switzerland of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)  (The Associated Press)

If there is one team looking forward to playing in the hot and humid conditions of the Amazon rainforest, it's Honduras.

The Central American country has a similar climate to Manaus, so the players view Wednesday's World Cup match against Switzerland at the Arena da Amazonia as a more of a reward than a curse.

Honduras defender Juan Carlos Garcia says "we're used to it. The temperature is not a problem for us."

Honduras is so comfortable in the heat and humidity that they even play their qualifying matches under similar conditions in San Pedro Sula to put opposing teams at a disadvantage.