Belize’s national football team, the Jaguars, were robbed by an armed gang in the capital Port-Au-Prince while they were visiting Haiti for a World Cup 2022 qualifier match.
The Football Federation of Belize (FFB) said the Jaguars were stopped by the gang while they were walking to their hotel.
“Despite the four-man police escort, the team bus was stopped by an uproar of insurgents with assault rifles on motorcycles. We are pleased to report that our Jaguars, although shaken by their terrible experience, are safely at their hotel,” said the FFB.
The FFB said they had already contacted Fifa and the Confederation of North, Central American, and Caribbean Football Association (Concacaf) to move them to a safer venue.
Jaguars co-captain Deon McCauley said that the robbery was a “moment of fear.”
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