Haiti - 2022 World Cup : Amputated Grenadiers 8th final D-day Haiti vs USA
The first match, Saturday March 19, 2022 during the qualifications for this World Cup ended with a victory for the Yankees [2-1] https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-36224-icihaiti-foot-amputees-turkey-2022-world-cup-qualifiers-haiti-loses-against-the-usa-[2-1].html .
The second friendly match, Saturday July 9, 2022, our Grenadiers took their revenge with a spectacular victory [6-0] https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-37171-icihaiti-amputated-foot-our-grenadiers-crush-the-usa-[6-0]-in-a-friendly-match.html
Coach Rochenel Pierre speaking ahead of the Round of 16 said "We will be playing USA, an opponent we have beaten a lot in the history of amputee football. Despite this, we take them with a 'grain of salt 'because if they are in this phase it is because they negotiated their first round well. We respect them but we are not afraid of them. We will combine rigor and determination to properly deliver the goods [...]"
If our Grenadiers qualify for the quarter-finals they will face either Japan or Tanzania who are also competing for a place in the quarter-finals.
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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