Tag Archives: belize

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Champions League 2012-13: It really is that simple

Remember when MLS was clearly better than the Mexican league? Many of you may wonder if I hit my head during the process of writing this piece. Back in 2007, though, quite a few Major League Soccer aficionados were pounding their chests and claiming supremacy following the group stage of …

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End-of-year reflections, because you can never have enough

Normally, my contribution to the bounty of 2012 in Review articles would have been published earlier, but the Apertura finals in Central America extended to the very last weekend of the year. While all the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League berths on offer before New Year’s Day have been claimed, the …

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CCL 2013-14 Qualifiers: Yes, There Are Still Games Going On

The current year is in the books as far as MLS, Mexico and regional competitions are concerned. And before we move on, congratulations are in order for Cuba, winners of the 2012 Caribbean Cup (although withdrawing from the 2013 Gold Cup now appears impossible, what with the Caribbean Football Union’s …

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CCL 2012-13 Qualifiers: When the Champion Goes Missing

May tends to be one of the more exciting months of the year for football in our region. Why is this the case? At the end of April, around half the berths in the next CONCACAF Champions League remain vacant, to be filled through one playoff-saturated weekend after another (to …

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Champions League 2011-12: Semifinals, First Leg Review

Let me start with a challenge for the readers: can anyone find out in which venues the home-and-away series between Monterrey and Serbian White Eagles in the 1975 CONCACAF Champions Cup took place? Because unless the rayados of yesteryear overcame the Beli orlovi 2-0 in Toronto, Mexican clubs have never …

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WC 2014 Elementary Round: Belize Crisis Resolved

Finally, the saga of the struggle between the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) and its own government will be given a rest here on The Regional Review. Following the discussions led by a FIFA delegation, the Belizean Ministry of Sports signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the FFB, under which …

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WC 2014 First Round: Belize (Provisionally) Back In

Montserrat’s chances of a historic appearance in a group stage of World Cup qualifying have vanished, as FIFA’s Emergency Committee have decided to temporarily lift the suspension on Belize. In their own words: Mind you, the “positive developments” were not sufficient for the return leg of Belize’s series with Montserrat …

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WC 2014 First Round: "New Dawn", Suspension for Belizean Football

It goes without saying that I did not expect to write so much about Belize on The Regional Review, but once again the smallest member of UNCAF has seized center-stage. The last time we discussed the showdown between the Belizean National Sports Council and the Football Federation of Belize (FFB), …

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WC 2014 First Round Update

Blink and you’ll miss it: while FIFA only has the Belize-Montserrat series registered on its Preliminaries site, and CONCACAF’s main page is fully focused on the Gold Cup, the latter did post the schedule for the first round of World Cup qualifying on its “World Cup” page only. UPDATE: FIFA …

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"Governmental Interference" Threatening Start of 2014 World Cup

I was going to write about the disconnect between FIFA and the Belizean Sports Council regarding the Montserrat-Belize series that should start tomorrow night in Trinidad and Tobago. The Amandala newspaper, however, beat me to the punch, so I would like to encourage viewers of The Regional Review to read …