Haiti - World Cup Turkey 2022 : Brilliant victory of the Amputated Grenadiers against Liberia [4-1] (Video)
For their opening match, our Grenadiers made a remarkable entrance by winning a resounding victory [4-1) against Liberia (African Cup finalist and holder of 3 titles).
In the first period Saviola Charles opened the scoring in favor of Haiti at 13' [1-0]. Score unchanged at halftime.
Returning from the locker room, Saviola Charles scored twice at 29' [2-0]. 5 minutes later John Spinoza sinks the score at 34' [3-0] and a minute later it's Redondo El Principe Richard at 35' which brings the score to [4-0]. Joé from Liberia saves the honor of his team by reducing the score to 50'+1 [4-1].
At no time Liberia disturbed our talented Grenadiers.
With this victory, Haiti becomes leader of Group A, ahead of Turkey (host country) which crushed France [3-0].
Group A :
Turkey: (Host country) Euro champion in 2021 and 2nd in the last World Cup
Upcoming match schedule :
October 2 :
Haiti vs France
October 3 :
Haiti vs 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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