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Haiti - 2022 World Cup : Our amputated Grenadiers, undefeated in 3 matchs will face the USA in the 8th finals (Video)
Grenadiers 7 starting :
#1 John Baby Jean
#2 Guyard Merjuste
#19 Alain Israel
#8 Baltazar Mykender
#7 Spinoza John
#10 Saviola Charles
#9 Redondo Richard aka "El Principe"
Our grenadiers against Turkey number 2 of the last Disabled Football World Cup (Euro champion in 2021) faced a combative opponent and the two teams struggled to decide.
Haiti opened the scoring at 15' with a shot from Redondo Richard alias "El Principe" [1-0]. A short-lived advantage since 7 minutes later at 22' Kemal Güleş reduced the score for Turkey [1-1].
Despite some good chances on both sides, the match ended with a score of parity [1-1].
Our goalkeeper John Baby Jean was extremely efficient, blocking spectacular Turkish shots (8', 11', 33' and 49') discouraging the Turks in front of this impassable goalkeeper. Twice the Turks were hot when the leather hit the bar of their goalkeeper (29' and 30')
Two wins and a draw, 11 goals scored and 2 conceded were enough for our amputated Grenadiers to retain the lead in Group A.
Next match (8th final) :
Wednesday, October 5, 2022:
Haiti (1st in Group A) vs USA (2nd in Group C)
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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