Belize’s defensive display was not enough to keep Canada out of goal three times over in Toronto on Friday.
Canada dominated possession but their three goals came from a cornerkick and two tight angles, with initial attempts kept out by Woodrow West.
West was undisputed MVP of the team, making eight saves to keep the score down.
According to Opta Statistics, Belize completed 64% of passes overall and 43% in the attacking half, managing 31% in the final third. Unfortunately, there were no shots on target and Canada’s goalkeeper had a very easy night with no saves at all to make. Canada was much more efficient and accurate and will feel it stands an excellent chance of eliminating Belize in Belmopan on Tuesday.
However, Belize has already advanced once on aggregate with scores tied, dropping the Cayman Islands 1-1. A 3-0 victory sends the game to extra time, while 4-0 would seal a remarkable turnaround. In any event, Belize must return to the pressing, running, gunning style that saw them past the Dominican Republic, with a 3-0 victory in Belmopan in July.
It’s not over yet! Go Jaguars!