FIFA announced that Belize have been cleared to participate in the next round of the World Cup qualifiers that start next month after the Belizean government reached an agreement with the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) to hold new elections at the end of the year.
Last month, the government refused to recognize the FFB as the governing body for football in the country and refused to provide security at the national team's home qualifier against Montserrat. That match was moved to Honduras and the federation was provisionally suspended by FIFA. Earlier this month, FIFA and CONCACAF officials traveled to Belize to broker an agreement between all parties. With this agreement, the FFB will continue to perform its duties as the governing body of the sport in the country, with fresh elections for the executive board by the 10th of December.
So the government and the dissident groups within the Belizean football hierarchy will not see the immediate departure of FFB president Bertie Chimilio, but might be able to make that happen later this year. (Several members of the FFB Executive Committee have already searched for the exits, such as 2nd Vice President David Jones over the weekend.) The four months should provide them with enough time to coalesce behind a common candidate and formulate a reform plan for football in the country. If Chimilio is the impediment to the sport's progress as they claim, it's important that they do not fail.