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Haiti - Fooball : End of the Haitian dream to Saint John's
Yesterday at St. John's, as part of CONCACAF qualifying. Grenadiers have faced Antigua and Barbuda at Sticky Wicket Stadium. Second of the group F, the Haitian team was obliged to win or at worst, make a draw, to get its ticket for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil .
At halftime, the score was 0-0, all hopes were still possible.
In second half, to the 55', Sony Norde is replaced by Jean-Michel Bourcicaut due to a pain in tibia. To the 82' a shot of 20 meters of Kerry Skepple in the goal of Johny Placide (1-0), who has failed its interception, seals the end of dreams of Haiti... To the 84', the coach Tavares finally decides [too late] to make enter the forward Kervens Belfort on the field [the best player of our selection, left on the bench by Tavares] to replace Pierre Louis Listner, the to the 87', Kim Jaggy is replaced by Wilde Guerrier.
The match ended with a victory 1-0 n favor of Antigua and Barbuda before a crowd of 5,000 supporters, assuring its place for the 3rd round. Haiti is eliminated...
Overall the game of Grenadiers lacked pace on the field. A lack of tactical, of mastery and vision of the game of Tavares [example the absence of Kervens Belfort, entered in the game to the 84' only !]. Many are those who explains today that defeat by the incompetence of Edson Tavares, who always wants to be right against all who refuse to take their responsibilities and and which justifies the failures of his team, by a "against performance", explanations are not fooling anybody today, after the elimination, under his leadership, of the National Team of all international competitions.
It only remains to Haïti, to wait another four years to hope to dispute a World Cup final [as in 1974]
The Antiguan team finished with a perfect score of 15 points for 5 games played, during the 3rd round it will face Guatemala which has also 15 points but also the Jamaica and the United States.
Haiti won its first three match:
Haiti - U.S. Virgin Islands: 6-0
Curacao - Haiti: 2-4
U.S. Virgin Islands - Haiti: 0-7
One match draw
Haiti - Curacao: 2-2
One match lost
Antigua and Barbuda - Haiti: 1-0
November 15 will be the last game of the second round, Haiti will face Antigua and Barbuda at home. On the occasion of this match of consolation, the Grenadiers will have the opportunity to take a symbolic revenge against the team Antiguan.
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