Belize will face Canada in the next round of World Cup qualifying.
The first leg of the game will be played on September 4th at the BMO Field in Toronto, Canada, and the second leg will be played on September 8th at the FFB Stadium in Belmopan, Belize.
“We can say Belize is a team that has made positive and continuous progress. That’s good for us because it won’t be easy to pass this eliminatory round. We need to focus on these first two games with a lot of intensity,” Canadian coach Benito Floro said in a statement.
Belize is currently the highest it has ever been in the FIFA rankings and has vaulted 37 spots in the latest numbers.
Canada started their journey with a 6-0 domination of Dominica in Round 2, while Belize entered uncharted territory after seeing off the Dominican Republic 5-1 after two legs.
If Belize makes it to the fourth round, they will face the likes of Mexico, a regional powerhouse that has never failed to qualify for the World Cup and walloped a young Jaguars team 9-0 over two legs in 2008 in the second round of 2010 World Cup qualifying.
The 2018 World Cup kicks off on June 14 and the final is on July 15th and is being hosted in Russia.
On behalf of Chabil Mar Management and Staff, we wish the best of luck to the Belize National Team in the World Cup qualifying tournament.