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Belize gears up for Concacaf 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers with 2 friendly matches against Puerto Rico in March

Posted: Friday, February 16, 2024. 9:05 am CST.

Photo Credit: FFB

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Belize Men’s National Team (BMNT) kick off their preparation for the Concacaf Qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup 2026 with two friendly matches against Puerto Rico.

The Football Federation of Belize (FFB) said the matches, which are expected to help the team test their skills and strategies before facing their regional rivals, will be played on March 21 and 24 at the FFB Stadium in Belmopan in preparation for the World Cup Qualifiers that start in June.

The first match on Thursday, March 21 will start at 7:30 pm and the second game on Sunday will kick off at 6:00 pm. Tickets before the game will go for $15.00 and at the gate they will cost $20.00.

Belize will be playing in Group D in the World Cup Qualifiers against Panama, Nicaragua, Guyana, and Montserrat according to the Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers draw held on Thursday, January 25, in Zurich, Switzerland.

Two games will be played this year and two will be played in 2025; two will be at home and two will be played away.

Belize open against Nicaragua at the FFB Stadium in Belmopan on Saturday, June 8, 2024. The Belize Men’s National Team (BMNT) will then travel to South America to play Guyana on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

After a one year break, the Qualifiers resume on Wednesday, June 4, 2025, when Belize will play away against Montserrat.

Three days later, the BMNT will face Central American powerhouse Panama on Saturday, June 7, 2025.


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