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Haiti [4 – 3] Trinidad; Grenadiers a Win from Gold Cup 2017 Berth

Samuel Maxime

Editor-in-Chief

COUVA, Trinidad, TT (sentinel.ht) – The Haitian National Team defeated Trinidad & Tobago on Sunday [4-3] setting them up for a match-up against the 5th-placed team of the Centroamericana tournament. The winner of that match will be the 12th and final team to compete in the 2017 Gold Cup.

T&T’s Soca Warriors came into Sunday’s game with a chance to advance, although a slim one. They would have had to defeat the Grenadiers by a spread of two but fell behind four goals from Etienne (20′), Belfort (39′) and
Jean-Baptiste (111′ and 117′).

Haiti will wait and see how the Centroamericana tournament, which kicks of January 13, develops to see who they will face for their final Gold Cup qualifier match. Standings before play puts Nicaragua in fifth place.

Gold Cup 2017 Standings

Teams Qualification
USA Automatic, North America
Canada Automatic, North America
Mexico Automatic, North America
Curacao Caribbean Cup
French Guiana Caribbean Cup
Jamaica Caribbean Cup
Martinique Caribbean Cup
Belize 1st place, UNCAF Cup
Costa Rica 2nd place, UNCAF Cup (Jan. 2017)
El Salvador 3rd place, UNCAF Cup (Jan. 2017)
Honduras 4th place, UNCAF Cup
TBD Haiti vs. 5th place, UNCAF Cup (currently Nicaragua)
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About The Author

Samuel Maxime is a Haitian-born citizen living in the United States. He founded The Haiti Sentinel to bring Haitian issues to an English language audience.