One of the minnows of the Central American scene, Belize
have been making big strides of late in a bid to improve their international standing. They reached the second preliminary round of CONCACAF qualifying for the FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 with an easy win in their series over St Kitts and Nevis, and they repeated the feat this time out by strolling past Caribbean upstarts Montserrat. Unfortunately the next stage spelled the end of the road for the side led by speed merchant Deon McCauley and goalkeeper Shane Orio as they finished second behind the all conquering Guatemalans in the first group stage.
Best performance in a FIFA competition: