Haiti Stuns Italy World Cup Champions with a Tie Game in Soccer

Sixty-third ranked Haiti's Les Grenadiers managed a tie-score game against soccer-world champions, Italy, at an exhibition game in Rio de Janeiro. The final score was 2-2. Italy took an early lead, scoring the first goal 19 seconds after the game had started. Made by mid-fielder, Emanuele Giaccherini, it set a record for the quickest goal in Italian soccer records. Italy's second goal was scored by Claudio Marchisio 18 minutes before half-time.


Italy vs Haiti 2-2 All Goals and Highlights Friendly - 11/06/2013

Haitian Soccer Pictures

During the third and fourth quarters, Haiti's Les Grenadiers managed to keep Italy from scoring any more points. It was expected that at best Les Grenadiers would lose by a small point-lead to Italy's Azzurris.


Les Grenadiers' luck started to change when Jean-Eudes Maurice, a French-Haitian national, gained a penalty against the Azzurris. Ten tense minutes remained in the game. Les Grenadier's, Olrish Saurel, prepared the final play, with which Les Grenadier's forward Jean-Philippe Peguero made the final score for a 2-2 tie game. With the tie game and a tight 2-1 loss against current world champions, Spain, Haiti is sure to increase its standing in FIFA's rankings.

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Haiti has competed just once for the World Cup in 1974 in West Germany. If Les Grenadiers continues to build momentum playing the toughest competitors, the 2014 season could be the year Haiti competes in the World Cup again. If won, it would be the sweetest victory, indeed, after 40 years of being shut out of the summit World Cup.

The Haitian Soccer Team of 1974

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