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”.