Haiti qualify for 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup


Haiti’s U-17 team celebrates their return to the U-17 World Cup after defeating Honduras 4-3 on penalty kicks 

Haiti, on Sunday, booked their passage to the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil by defeating Honduras 4-3 in a penalty shootout in the Quarterfinals of the Concacaf U-17 Championship.

Haiti’s Carl Fred Sainte’s 65’ conversion broke the nil-all deadlock, but Honduras equalized 10 minutes later through a Hector Medrano goal, leaving the match to be determined on penalties.

Andre Orellana sealed the deal for Las Grenadiers from the penalty spot, sending Haiti to their second-ever U-17 World Cup, 12 years after their last campaign.

Caribbean Football Union (CFU) President Randolph Harris congratulated the Haitian team, which will be the sole representatives from the CFU contesting for the trophy.

President Harris saluted the hard work and commitment of all concerned and assured President Yves Jean Bart that the CFU fraternity is proud of and rooting for Haiti.