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[READ]‘Breath of fresh air’: Haiti qualify for first Women’s World Cup

Haiti beat Chile to qualify for first FIFA World Cup tournament, which will be hosted by New Zealand and Australia.

Haiti's Nerilia Mondesir celebrates scoring a goal with teammates [File: David Rowland/Reuters]

Haiti’s national football team has beaten Chile 2-1 to secure the country’s first-ever appearance at a FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Melchie Dumornay scored twice during Wednesday’s match to ensure 55th-ranked Haiti will now play in Group D of the 2023 Women’s World Cup alongside England, China and Denmark.

Prior to the 10-team qualifying tournament in New Zealand, midfielder Danielle Etienne told ESPN “there’s a lot of unhappiness in the country and football is the joy”.


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