Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2023. 5:14 pm CST.
Photo Credit: FFB
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Under-20 Belize Women’s National Team (BWNT) travelled on Wednesday to Nicaragua to compete in the 2023 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship Qualifiers.
Belize is participating in Group F along with Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and St. Lucia.
“The work at the FFB continues to give more young women and men the opportunity to represent Belize through our national team programs and continue their personal and professional development,” said the FFB in a press release posted on social media.
“The Football Federation of Belize is guided by our mission of Building a strong football culture through sustainable practices to become the best ambassadors on and off the field.”
Belize will play against Costa Rica on Saturday, April 15 at 4:00 pm at the Estadio Nacional de Fútbol in Managua. The BWNT’s second game will be against Guatemala on Monday, April 17, at 4:00 pm. The third game will pit the team against homestanding Nicaragua at 7:00 pm on Monday, April 19. The Belize women close their participation on Friday, April 21, against St Lucia at 4:00 pm.
Twenty-eight countries are competing in six different groups. Four groups are made up of five countries and two of four. All groups will play round robins.
The six group winners will advance to the 2023 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship. The region’s top two ranked nations, United States and Mexico, already qualified to the Concacaf Championship which is scheduled for May 24 – June 3, 2023, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The top three finishers from the eight-team competition will qualify to next year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
Saturday, April 15
CRC – BLZ 4pm
Monday, April 17
BLZ – GUA 4pm
Wednesday, April 19
BLZ – NIC 7pm
Friday, April 21
LCA – BLZ 4pm
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