5:30pm Belize Time today, (19.30 ET / 16.30 PT)
Livestream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/channel-5-belize
Canada looks to keep focus against Belize
For training, Belizeís national team pits cops against robbers.
Not the pre-teen version you played in your backyard. Rather, the domestic soccer derby version.
After all, itís CONCACAF, where bizarre things happen throughout World Cup qualification.
Canada hosts a Belizean side Friday night at BMO Field that consists of players predominantly from two domestic clubs: Police United and the Belmopan Bandits. The former was Ė and maybe still is Ė comprised of actual law enforcement. We canít be sure. They donít have a proper website.
As for the Bandits, well, we donít want to speculate about alleged criminal pasts.
Itís safe to assume Canadaís staff likely doesnít know much about Belize heading into CONCACAFís third round.
Canadian men look to dispatch underdog Belize in FIFA World Cup qualifying
Superstitious Canadian soccer fans may not be happy to know that Belize is home to the world's largest sinkhole.
Located 100 kilometres from the mainland, "the Great Blue Hole" is 300 metres wide and 125 metres deep.
Canadian coach Benito Floro will be looking to avoid blundering into a Belize-made hole as his team opens a home-and-away World Cup qualifying series Friday at Toronto's BMO Field.
On the surface, it should be smooth sailing. British bookmaker William Hill has Belize as a 12-1 underdog.
Canada is ranked 102nd in the world while Belize -- whose population is around 350,000 -- is No. 128. The Canadian men dispatched the Jaguars 8-0 on aggregate when they met in a similar qualifying tie in 2004.