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There will only be pride to play on Sunday when Martinique expensive Haiti in the Gold Cup at Toyota Stadium in Dallas.
Both teams were officially eliminated from the competition on Thursday when Les Matinino was defeated 6-1 by the United States, while the Haitians lost 4-1 to Canada.
In their third consecutive appearance in this competition, not much has changed for Martinique, reaching the group stage, but not more each time, which will happen again in 2021.
Judging from their results in this round, it appears that the national program has taken a step back as this team has struggled to stay with two teams in Canada and the United States that are far superior to them on paper, losing 4-1. . and 6-1 respectively.
Heading into their last group match, they will want to show that this tournament was not a complete failure and they will be eager for at least one victory, something they have been able to do in each of their two previous Gold Cup appearances in 2019 and 2017.
The approach to the manager Mario Bocaly and his team heading into their game against the Americans was improving their game on defense, but after conceding six goals and allowing 12 shots on goal, they clearly need a lot more practice.
Ending their tournament with a match against the Haitians will present them with their best chance of claiming three points for the first time since their second game of this competition in 2019, but it won’t be easy.
After reaching the semi-finals in 2019, the Haitians had high hopes for another strong performance in 2021, but the dream of doubling down on that success came to an end on Thursday.
Jean-Jacques Pierre saw his team start slowly once again, and it cost them as they found themselves behind Canada after five minutes of play and were unable to recover as their tournament came to a premature end.
The 4-1 scoreline against the Canucks was perhaps a bit unfair, as Haiti created several quality scoring opportunities and seemed to have their opponents hot on their heels late in the first half, but just like their opener, that quality in the last third was poor. .
They will hope to at least save something from this tournament, as they have never finished a Gold Cup competition without a point in their previous seven appearances.
In three of their four losses this year, Haiti have conceded within the first 15 minutes of play, and Les Grenadiers are a different team when behind, having not won a game from losing position since their win over Canada in the quarterfinals. Gold Cup final two years ago.
Martinique switched from four to three for their match with the United States, and they were burned early and often, as Romario barthelery was the stranger in their last meeting.
Gerald Dondon started in midfield, replacing Karl Vitulin, who entered as a substitute, and Johnny marajo started in attack before Yann Thimon.
Emmanuel Riviere scored for the second game in a row, while Samuel Camille made his first start since 2019, and it was a forgettable match for the 35-year-old who scored an own goal to give the United States a 2-0 lead.
Defender Francois dulysse will be out of this match for the Haitians after being sent off in the 78th minute against Canada, while the 22-year-old Martin experience he played as an attacking midfielder in his last game, coming up from his normal winger position.
Stephane lambese scored his first international goal, while Ronaldo Damus Y Alex Junior Cristiano He made his first appearances in this competition as substitutes on Thursday.
Possible starting lineup of Martinique:
Meslien; Burner, Babin, Felicitet, Cretinoir; Jougon, Abaul, Vitulin; Reuperne, Riviere, Fortuna
Possible starting lineup for Haiti:
Duverger; Arcus, Ade, Experience, Christian; Pierre, Clerveaux; Lambese, Etienne, Bissainthe; Damus
Correct Score: Martinique 1-3 Haiti
One of Martinique’s few positives so far in this competition was the result of a sloppy Canadian pass that led to an opening goal from Les Matinino after 10 minutes in their first match, but it has gotten a lot worse for them since then.
Haiti have played two solid games so far and should be able to find the back of the net more often on Sunday against a team that has conceded 17 shots on target in its two group games, allowing 10 goals.
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