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Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2021. 2:00 pm CST.

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Belize will be participating in World Cup Taiwan 2021, an international football festival, in Taipei, according to the Taipei Times.

Previously known as the Copa America Taiwan, the football festival will feature 18 teams representing 25 countries. The World Cup Taiwan 2021 will be held at Fu Jen Catholic University Stadium in New Taipei City on October 23-24.

Ten ambassadors and heads of foreign representative offices, along with Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials, were present at the World Cup Taiwan 2021 launch on Thursday.

The festival will be for participants only as spectators will not be allowed due to the COVID-19 restrictions, but the tournament’s games will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

Additionally, the festival will be broadcast live on radio and television in Honduras, Guatemala, and Paraguay.

Apart from those three countries and hosts Taiwan, Belize will be competing along with Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti, Italy, the UK, Spain, and the United States.

For the first time, a friendly match between Taiwan Foreign Ministry officials and representatives of the foreign diplomatic corps will be played.

The World Cup Taiwan 2021 is organized by the Taiwan Digital Diplomacy Association and the Taiwan Football Development Association.

The tournament is being held under the theme is ‘One Sport, One World’.


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