Haiti will be hoping to hit the ground running in this World Cup qualifying campaign as they have enjoyed some superb results in the last couple of years prior to the pandemic interrupting their progress.
Their performances in the Gold Cup in 2019 especially were impressive as they lost to eventual winners Mexico in the semis after extra-time. They will look to get back on track and make a real push to qualify for the World Cup and they will fancy their chances in this opening game. They welcome Belize who themselves have shown some improved form in the last couple of years but their best performances have largely been on home turf. This is a tough assignment for them here and the hosts have to be favoured to get off to a winning start.
When is Haiti vs Belize taking place? Thursday 25th March, 2021 – 21:00 (UK)
Where is Haiti vs Belize taking place? Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince
Where can I get tickets for Haiti vs Belize? Check each national team’s official website for the latest ticket information
What television channel is Haiti vs Belize on? This match will not be televised live in the UK
Where can I stream Haiti vs Belize? This match cannot be streamed live in the UK
Sheffield United youngster Angelo Capello was a part of the Belize team which was stopped by an armed gang in Haiti on Monday.
Capello, a midfielder for the Blades Under-23 side, is in the country to play in a World Cup qualifier between the sides in Haiti’s capital Port-Au-Prince on Thursday.
The incident occurred on Monday when the Belize team bus was travelling from the Toussaint Louverture airport in Port-Au-Prince to a hotel.
According to the Haitian Times, the team were stopped by armed members of terrorist group Fantom 509 and were only freed following negotiation by their police escort.
The team’s police escort was able to negotiate with the armed men and the bus was eventually allowed to continue on.
Haiti has been in a state of emergency since March 18 and is currently experiencing intense political and economical turmoil ahead of several elections in the coming months, including a constitutional referendum.
Belize federation condemns incident
Belize’s soccer federation (FFB) released a statement on Monday condemning the incident, and communicated that the team is shaken but unharmed.