Haiti national football team
Le Rouge et Bleu
La Sélection Nationale
|Association||Fédération Haïtienne de Football
|Head coach||Marc Collat|
|Most caps||Pierre Richard Bruny (89)|
|Top scorer||Golman Pierre (18)|
|Home stadium||Stade Sylvio Cator|
|Current||73 4 (5 November 2015)|
|Highest||38 (January 2013)|
|Lowest||155 (April 1996)|
|Current||97 (June 2015)|
|Highest||40 (December 1973)|
|Lowest||121 (April 1996)|
| Haiti 1–2 Jamaica
(Haiti; March 22, 1925)
| Haiti 12–1 U.S. Virgin Islands
(Port-au-Prince, Haiti; April 10, 2001)
Haiti 11–0 U.S. Virgin Islands
(Kingston, Jamaica; November 24, 2004)
| Mexico 8–0 Haiti
(Mexico City, Mexico; July 19, 1953)
Brazil 9–1 Haiti
(Chicago, Illinois; August 30, 1959)
Costa Rica 8–0 Haiti
(San José, Costa Rica; March 19, 1961)
|Appearances||1 (First in 1974)|
|Best result||Round 1; 1974|
& Gold Cup
|Appearances||13 (First in 1965)|
|Best result||Champions; 1973|
& Caribbean Cup
|Appearances||11 (First in 1978)|
|Best result||Champions: 1979, 2007|
The Haiti National Football Team (French: Équipe Haïtienne de football) represents Haiti in international men's association football. Haiti is administered by the Fédération Haïtienne de Football (FHF), the governing body for football in Haiti. They have been a member of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) since 1934, a member of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) since 1961 and a member of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) since 1978. Haiti's home ground is Stade Sylvio Cator in Port-au-Prince and their head coach is Marc Collat. Haiti has one of the longest football traditions in the region and were the second Caribbean team to make the World Cup, which was their only appearance in 1974, but were beaten convincingly in the opening qualifying stages by three of the pre-tournament favorites; Italy, Poland, and Argentina. Their most recent achievement was in 2007, when the national team won the 2007 Caribbean Nations Cup.
- 1 History
- 2 Competitive record
- 3 Honours
- 4 Results and fixtures
- 5 Players
- 6 Staff
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
The debut of the "national selection" (1925–1970)
Haiti played its first official match on 22 March 1925 against Jamaica, their Caribbean neighbors. Haiti was defeated 1–2 to the Jamaicans, as the first goal in Haiti's history was scored by Painson in the 86th minute. Following the affiliation of the Haitian Football Federation with FIFA in 1933, Haiti was able to register for the qualifiers for the 1934 World Cup in Italy. The Grenadiers led by coach Édouard Baker, played three games against Cuba, all at the Parc Leconte in Port-au-Prince, having lost twice (1–3, 0–6) and one resulting in a 1–1 draw.
Haiti will then reappear on the international scene almost twenty years later, since the Federation did not enter the national team for the World Cup qualifiers of the 1938 and 1950. For the 1954 edition held in Switzerland, the team under Frenchman Baron Paul found themselves in a qualification pool with the United States and Mexico. Haiti finished in last place, losing all of its matches, with a very heavy defeat conceded to Mexico 8–0. They will again withdraw from the qualifiers for the World Cup until 1970. Regionally, the Haitian team won in 1957 in their first participation in the CCCF Championship including a blowout victory against Cuba 6–1 and debuted in the 1959 Pan American Games. The selection is defeated heavily by the United States 7–2, and Brazil 9–1, and refuses to resume play against Argentina after an arbitration decision. Victorious against Cuba 8–2, the team finished fourth in the competition. After a 1960 season without international meetings, Haiti led by Antoine Tassy, made its second appearance in CCCF Cup in 1961. Second in their group stage behind the host country, Costa Rica, the team finished last the final stage with three defeats in three games and twelve goals conceded to zero goals scored and finished fourth. The team suffered a crushing defeat in its last match to Costa Rica 8–0.
In 1961, Haiti joined the CONCACAF, born from the merger of the NAFC and the CCCF. In 1965, Haiti took part in the second edition of the CONCACAF Championship, after being eliminated in qualifying for the inaugural edition (1963 CONCACAF Championship). This continental meeting resulted in a last place finish, losing all five of its matches played; coach Antoine Tassy then resigns. However, he returned the following year again as the team's head coach, and won the Coupe Duvalier. During the 1967 Qualifiers, the Haitian team was also effective, finishing first and undefeated atop of its group, ahead of Trinidad and Tobago. On January 16, 1967, marked its first victory in a competitive match against the Trinidadians, beating them 4–2. However, Haiti in the final round consisting of six teams, finished in 5th place, defeating Nicaragua 2–1 to avoid last place.
As part of the Qualifiers for the 1970 World Cup hosted by Mexico, Haiti are engaged in group 2, in the company of Guatemala and Trinidad and Tobago. Directed by Antoine Tassy, the Haitian team is relevant for the first time in qualifying for the World Cup on November 23, 1968 in Port of Spain against Trinidad and Tobago. The Grenadiers will reach rank at the top of the pool with wins against Trinidad and Tobago 4–0 and Guatemala 2–0, one draw against Guatemala 1–1 and one defeat conceded at home against the Trinidadian Soca Warriors 2–4 and were accessed to the second qualifying round. They then eliminated the United States before heading to the final round against El Salvador. Haiti lose the opening match at home 1–2, but managed to rebound and win 3–0 in San Salvador before losing again on neutral ground in Kingston in Jamaica, 1–0 in overtime.
At the CONCACAF Championship in 1969, Haiti was disqualified for the final round, when it had qualified in the field by beating the United States (the qualifying round is coupled with the qualifications for the World Cup 1970). Instead, the Federation was unable to register its team for the final round on time to CONCACAF and therefore could not participate in the final round.
The Golden Age
The 1970s could be considered a golden age for Haitian football and its status in the region remained very strong, being considered the third strongest team in the CONCACAF after Mexico and arguably Costa Rica. With Antoine Tassy as coach for much of this period, Haiti would emerge as one of the strongest teams in the CONCACAF zone, being pooled with other regionally strong football nations such as Mexico and Costa Rica. By 1965, players like Henri Francillon, Philippe Vorbe, Guy Renold Jean Francois and Guy St-Vil were already playing in the team and would be stalwarts of the side in the coming years.
The team developed sufficiently to reach the final round of qualifying for 1970, where they faced El Salvador. After losing the first leg 2-1 at home, the team pulled off a 3–0 win at El Salvador. With each team having one win, the rules of the day dictated a play-off on neutral ground which El Salvador won to secure a place in the 1970 FIFA World Cup.
In the 1974 qualifiers, Haiti once again reached the final round in a qualifying tournament completely played at home. This time, with all odds on their favor, they would top the group and qualify for their first appearance at the 1974 World Cup. In West Germany, they drew an extremely tough group consisting of Italy, Argentina and Poland. The first half of their debut game against Italy ended in a scoreless draw, but the team surprised the football world when star forward Emmanuel Sanon scored shortly after the break to give Haiti a 1-0 lead. Although the Italians eventually came back to win the game 3-1, Sanon's goal ended goal keeper Dino Zoff's record run of 1143 minutes without conceding a goal in international matches. The team went on to lose to Poland (0–7) and Argentina (1–4) to finish last in their group.
Haiti would reach the final rounds of 1978 and 1982 qualifiers, but failed to make the cut. The years since have seen Haiti's footballing status decline markedly. In recent years, the political situation in the country has led to numerous defections from members of the soccer team. The team has rebuilt somewhat through the Haitian diaspora in Miami, Florida, and some Haitian home games have been played in Miami in recent years. Haiti as of recently has been rising once again as a footballing power in CONCACAF.
In the 2010 Haiti earthquake at least 30 people with ties to Haitian football perished, including players, coaches, referees and administrative and medical representatives. Twenty others with ties to Haitian football were feared to be buried in the ruins.
In November 2011 Haiti was knocked out of qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup by Antigua and Barbuda under the leadership of Brazilian coach Edson Tavares. In 2012 Tavares was replaced by Cuban coach Israel Blake Cantero who lead the national team through the 2012 Caribbean Championship. The Haitian team finished 3rd in the Caribbean Championships warranting a spot in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The following year Haiti would have a bad string of defeats against Chile, Bolivia, Oman and the Dominican Republic. In June 2013 Haiti bounced back from these shortcomings with a close 2–1 loss to reigning world champions Spain and an impressive 2–2 draw with footballing powerhouse Italy, with goals in both games scored by Wilde-Donald Guerrier, Olrish Saurel and Jean-Philippe Peguero respectively.
World Cup record
|FIFA World Cup record|
|1930||Did Not Enter|
|1934||Did Not Qualify|
|1938||Did Not Enter|
|1954||Did Not Qualify|
|1958||Did Not Enter|
|1970||Did Not Qualify|
|1978||Did Not Qualify|
|1990||Did Not Enter|
|1994||Did Not Qualify|
|2018||To Be Determined|
CCCF Championship record
|1941||Did not enter|
CONCACAF Championship record
|1963||Did not qualify|
|1989||Did not enter|
CONCACAF Gold Cup record
|CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|1991||Did not qualify|
|1993||Did not enter|
|2003||Did not qualify|
|2011||Did not qualify|
CFU Championship record
|1981||Did not enter|
Caribbean Cup record
|1989||Did not enter|
|1991||Did not qualify|
|1992||Did not enter|
|1995||Did not enter|
|2005||Did not qualify|
|2010||Did not qualify|
|2016||To be determined|
Pan American Games
|Pan American Games|
|1951||Did not participate|
|1963||Did not participate|
|1975||Did not participate|
|1995||Did not participate|
|2011||Did not participate|
- FIFA World Cup
- Best Performance: Round 1, 1974
- CCCF Championship
- CONCACAF Championship / CONCACAF Gold Cup
- CFU Championship / Caribbean Cup
- Pan American Games
- Fourth Place (1): 1959
Results and fixtures
Win Draw Loss
|12 November 2014 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification||Haiti||0 – 0||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Port-au-Prince, Haiti|
|19:30 UTC-5||Report||Stadium: Stade Sylvio Cator
Referee: William Anderson (Puerto Rico)
|12 November 2014 2014 Caribbean Cup||Haiti||2 – 2||Antigua and Barbuda||Montego Bay, Jamaica|
|17:30 UTC-5||Alcénat 23'
|Stadium: Montego Bay Sports Complex
Referee: Leo Clarke (Saint Lucia)
|14 November 2014 2014 Caribbean Cup||Martinique||0 – 3||Haiti||Montego Bay, Jamaica|
Belfort 63', 90'
|Stadium: Montego Bay Sports Complex
Referee: Sherwin Moore (Guyana)
|16 November 2014 2014 Caribbean Cup||Jamaica||2 – 0||Haiti||Montego Bay, Jamaica|
|20:00 UTC-5||Dawkins 13'
|Report||Stadium: Montego Bay Sports Complex
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
|18 November 2014 2014 Caribbean Cup||Cuba||1 – 2||Haiti||Montego Bay, Jamaica|
|17:00 UTC-5||A. Martínez 89'||Report||Jérôme 56'
|Stadium: Montego Bay Sports Complex
Referee: Roberto García (Mexico)
|27 March 2015 Friendly||Haiti||2 – 2||China PR||Changsha, China|
|07:35 UTC-5||Louis 34'
|Report||Han Peng 58'
Yu Dabao 81'
|Stadium: He Long Stadium
Referee: Kin Sun Luk (China)
|8 July 2015 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup||Panama||1 – 1||Haiti||Frisco, United States|
|19:00 (UTC-8)||Quintero 55'||Report||Nazon 85'||Stadium: Toyota Stadium
Referee: Henry Bejarano (Costa Rica)
|10 July 2015 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup||United States||1 – 0||Haiti||Foxborough, United States|
|20:30 (UTC-6)||Dempsey 47'||Report||Stadium: Gillette Stadium
Referee: Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)
|13 July 2015 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup||Haiti||1 – 0||Honduras||Kansas City, United States|
|19:00 (UTC-5)||Nazon 13'||Report||Stadium: Sporting Park
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
|18 July 2015 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup||Haiti||0 – 1||Jamaica||Baltimore, United States|
|20:00 (UTC−4)||Report||Barnes 6'||Stadium: M&T Bank Stadium
Referee: César Ramos (Mexico)
|4 September 2015 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification||Grenada||1 – 3||Haiti||St. George's, Grenada|
|16:21 UTC-4||Straker 33' (pen.)||Report||Maurice 27'
|Stadium: National Cricket Stadium
Referee: Héctor Rodríguez (Honduras)
|8 September 2015 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification||Haiti||3 – 0||Grenada||Port-au-Prince, Haiti|
|19:00 UTC-4||Guerrier 26'
|Report||Stadium: Stade Sylvio Cator
Referee: David Gantar (Canada)
|9 October Friendly||El Salvador||1 – 3||Haiti||Houston, Texas|
|Punyed 40'||Report||Marcelin 14'
|Stadium: BBVA Compass Stadium
|13 November 2015 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification||Costa Rica||1 – 0||Haiti||San José, Costa Rica|
|20:00 UTC-6||Gamboa 29'||Report||Stadium: Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica
Referee: Yadel Martinez (Cuba
|17 November 2015 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification||Haiti||0 – 1||Jamaica||Port au Prince, Haiti|
|19:00 UTC-4||Report||Donaldson 62'||Stadium: Stade Sylvio Cator
Referee: Javier Santos (Puerto Rico)
|8 January 2016 Copa América Centenario qualifying play-offs||Trinidad and Tobago||v||Haiti||Panama City, Panama|
|UTC-5||Stadium: Estadio Rommel Fernández
The following 22 players were called up by Marc Collat as the squad for the World Cup qualification matches against Costa Rica and Jamaica at November 13 and 17, 2015.
Caps and goals as of November 17, 2015, after the match against Jamaica.
- INJ Withdrew due to an injury.
- PRE Preliminary squad.
Did not qualify
|Jérôme Velfert||Assistant Coach|
|Marc Cheze||U-17 Coach|
|Ernst Jean-Baptiste||Fitness Coach|
|Jean-Mary Fritz Henry||Medical Doctor|
|19||Luis Armelio Garcia||2006-2007|
|21||Jairo Rios Rendon||2009-2010|
|23||Israel Blake Cantero||2012-2013|
- Haiti women's national football team
- Haiti national under-23 football team
- Haiti national under-20 football team
- Haiti national under-17 football team
- Haiti at the FIFA World Cup
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