Friday, 30 December 2011

Belize

Belize playing 'away' against Montserrat in the first World Cup 2014 Qualifier played in Trinidad & Tobago.

Belize is a small country in Central America, formerly known as British Honduras it is dwarfed by Mexico to the north, and Guatemala to the west. Belize is a member of the Commonwealth and Elizabeth II is their head of state. They are also the only Central American country to speak English as their first language.

The Belize national football team have done nothing of any particular note since they were inducted into FIFA in 1986. They were the first team to win in qualification for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil by coming from behind to beat the tiny island nation of Montserrat 5-2. Belize were almost kicked out of the competition all together after the Belize government failed to provide security for the home leg. The game was postponed causing disruption to the Montserrat team who had many UK based semi-pro and amatuer players.

Belize - Away - 2011





This shirt is HUGE, and incredibly hard to find. I originally tried contacting the only footballer that I knew living in Belize, former Charlton Athletic star Andy Hunt. No luck anywhere until this randomly appeared on the US eBay. I got it, just, and for a hell of alot of money.

2 comments:

  1. I love the company's non-net searchable name too. What is that? Is it supposed to be a Schwa? A broken O? Great way to market!

    Stonker of a shirt though mate! The things I've tried to get one are incredible.

    Emails to the FA, every newspaper and TV station in the capital, phoned the FA (their phone doesn't even work).

    So anyone reading this blog who isn't a serious national shirt collector, this is probably among the top 10 rarest shirts in the world. The rarest you can find here by looking up Sao Tome!

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  2. Impressive !

    I will soon launch my blog, I've been collecting shirts for about a year now. Also looking for all national football team + some club shirts as well.

    Now here's something quite annoying, I've started collecting shirts about 2 months after my parents went on holiday to... Belize ! Damn !

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