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WC 2014 Qualifying: Hold Your Horses [Updated]

The last time the Regional Review reported on qualifying for Brazil 2014, I mentioned that the first-round playoffs would start on Friday, June 3. So then, the next World Cup is starting in three days! And of course, FIFA has already set up its Match Center for the preliminary matches …

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CCL 2011-12 Qualifiers: Dr. Chimilio Speaks Out on Belize’s Exclusion

This afternoon I browsed the website of the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) as part of a brief investigation for another entry, to be posted later today. However, I could not ignore the statement published by the sultan of Belizean football, Dr. Bertie Chimilio, regarding CONCACAF’s vetoing the FFB’s National …

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CCL 2011-12 Qualifiers: Belizean Football in Crisis Mode

Note: Please view the previous Regional Review entry, “All Aboard!” to keep up with qualifying action this weekend. — There’s missing out on the CONCACAF Champions League because of a lack of infrastructure – see: Nicaragua. There’s missing out because you literally can’t afford to qualify – see: Jamaica. And …

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CCL 2011-12 Qualifiers: We Have a New Team…Maybe

One of the goals of The Regional Review is to give you, the reader, a heads-up when teams across the region are on the cusp of qualifying for the next CONCACAF Champions League. Why, then, is the announcement of a (potential) CCL debutant being made so unexpectedly? In my defense, …

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CCL 2011-12 Qualifiers: Semis, Semis and More Semis

This weekend finds almost every league in Central America at the semifinal stage. Well, in Nicaragua the semifinals take the form of a four-team group stage; but everywhere else in UNCAF, with the exception of Guatemala, we are getting closer to finding out both who will get the Clausura entries …