fifaYesterday Belize’s very own Deon McCauley was featured on the FIFA web page and today there is more exciting news coming out from the world of football as the monthly release of the FIFA Coca Cola World Football Rankings is out.

The news is that Belize is now ranked 118th of 209 nations, and 15th in CONCACAF, the best position ever, after two defeats upon Dominican Republic in World Cup qualifying last month. We now achieved the best move by ranks of 37 for this month.

Belize however continues to trail in Central America, leading only Nicaragua in the standings.

Belize’s next opponent will be learned in the preliminary draw for round three of CONCACAF qualifying on July 25 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The round two ten survivors along with Jamaica and Haiti will be separated into two pots according to this month’s rankings and paired off, with matches taking place from 31 August to 8 September.

The six winners will join regional powerhouses Mexico, United States, Panama, Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago and Costa Rica in Round Four, the group stage, with the top six progressing to the final stage beginning later this year.

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