Since 1993, CONMEBOL has invited teams from other confederations to participate in their confederation championship, Copa América . Honduras took part as one of the last minute teams added for 2001 Copa América . ( Argentina dropped out one day before kickoff.) The team arrived only a few hours before the tournament’s first game, and with barely enough players. Despite the odds, Honduras progressed onto the quarter-final stage where they faced and defeated Brazil 2–0. In the semi-finals however, it was Colombia that knocked off Honduras, 0–2.