Posted: Friday, December 3, 2021. 6:40 pm CST.
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Ek’ Balam Belize Pok Ta Pok Team, defending World Champions of the Maya ballgame, have qualified to the Pok Ta Pok World Cup Final to be played at 5:00 on Friday evening in Merida, Mexico.
Belize beat Guatemala’s Micude 34-14 in the semifinals on Friday and will now face off one of Mexico’s teams in the final. Yucatan’s Pok Ta Pok Selection and San Pedro Chimay were playing the second semifinal.
The Belize Team reached the semifinals undefeated with a 6-0 record having won its four games on Thursday and the final two of the qualifying round on Friday.
Ek’ Balam Belize gained their second shutout of the tournament on Friday morning blowing out Guatemala’s Ajpopab 23-0 and then proceeded to defeat Mexico’s Pok Ta Pok Team 41-6.
On Thursday, Ek’ Balam Belize started out pounding Panama’s #1 Team 60-0, then defeating Mexico champs San Pedro Chimay 23-7. In the third game, Ek’ Balam walked over the Panama #2 Team 74-2 before thumping Guatemala’s Micude 34-1 in Game 4.
So far, up to the semifinals, Belize has overwhelmed the competition scoring 289 points while allowing only 30.
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