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Haiti - Foot amputees, Turkey 2022 World Cup qualifier : Haiti crushes Mexico [3-1]
In the first period, our amputated Grenadiers took control, however, it was not until 16' that Mackender Baltazar opened the scoring for Haiti [0-1] score unchanged at halftime despite motivated Mexicans.
Back from the locker room, in the second period, Saviola Charles, sinks the score at 9' [0-2] and Jhon Spinozar scores a 3rd goal at 17'. [0-3] Martinez at 3' of extra time saves the honor by scoring the first and only goal of this match [1-3]
For his second match in these qualifiers, our Grenadiers faced Costa Rica, a match that ended [in a draw [0-0] to follow..
Saturday Haiti will face the United States.
Reacting to this victory, Raymonde Rival the Minister of Youth and Sports "[...] salutes the 1st success achieved by the national amputee football team in the qualifiers for the Turkey 2022 World Cup. This 3-1 victory over Mexico confirms the potential of the players of the selection determined to offer another qualification for the world in Haiti."
Genard Joseph, Secretary of State for Persons with Disabilities declared "Congratulations to the selection of the Amputees who have just won the first match against Mexico 3-1 as part of the qualifiers for the World Cup to be held in Turkey [...]”
Learn more about amputee football :
Football for amputees follows specific rules, like any discipline adapted to a disability. The game takes place on a field of 60 meters by 40 (maximum 70 m X 60) or a classic football half-field. It has two goal cages with a maximum height of 2.2m, a width of 5m x 1m (depth) and a FIFA standard ball
The match is played in 2 periods of 25 minutes with a half-time of about ten minutes. A timeout of two minutes is authorized per team and per game. The team is made up of 7 players (6 outfield players, a goalkeeper) and substitutes.
Outfield players (excluding goalkeepers) must have a lower limb amputated. The goalkeeper must have an upper limb amputated, so a hand.
Players cannot use their crutches and stump to handle the ball. If this happens, it's considered a "hand" unless it's unintentional.
In addition, the use of the crutch against a player results in exclusion and a penalty.
Finally, offside does not exist in disabled football.
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