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Haiti - Amputee Football, Turkey 2022 World Cup Qualifier : Haiti - Costa Rica [0-0] (video)
Dominating in the game, our Grenadiers faced a disciplined Costa Rican team with a very well organized defensive system, leaving no breach to our Grenadiers. Despite their efforts, our amputated Grenadiers failed to destabilize the defense of Costa Rica.
A match where the two teams did not spare their energy to take the lead in the standings, many attempts by the two teams which continued to neutralize each other to finally end in a draw of [0-0]
With 4 points, Haiti remains the leader for the moment and in a good position to obtain one of the three tickets to participate in the 2022 Amputee Football World Cup.
Friday after a day of rest, our valiant Grenadiers will face the United States this Saturday, March 19 before their final meeting on Sunday against El Salvador.
Reacting to this draw, Raymonde Rival, the Minister of Youth and Sports "[...] encourages the national amputee football team to focus on its objective of qualifying for the Turkey 2022 World Cup. Madame Rival wishes success to the talented players of the selection on Saturday and Sunday respectively against the United States and El Salvador. For his part, Génard Joseph, the Secretary of State for Persons with Disabilities on behalf of the Government "[...] congratulates the Haitian disabled athletes for their performance."
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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