Our Grenadières know that to maintain a chance to qualify for the next round, Haiti must not lose face Nigeria, a defeat taht would be synonymous with the elimination of the World Cup.
Marc Collat expects a tough match against the Nigerians "It will be a very high level match against a very powerful Nigeria team. I saw his match against Germany, it is the most physical team of our Group. Despite losing [1-0], Nigeria stood up to the Germans. We must expect a very physical match, difficult and complicated. "
To face Nigeria, Marc Collat suggests that he could line up a starting lineup ready to sacrifice himself for victory, a team that would consist of : Kerly Théus, Pierre Jérôme, Tabita Joseph, Emeline Charles, Ruthny Mathurin, Roseline Eloissaint, Melchie Daelle Dumornay, Danielle Etienne, Nerloude Nicolas, Sherly Jeudi et Nérilia Mondésir. Collat's choice known in less than 2 hours...
For her part Régine Lamur, the resigning Minister of Youth, Sports finds that our Grenadières remain calm and confident since the defeat against the People's Republic of China and after the day of training on Wednesday. She calls on all Haitians in the region and those in the diaspora to mobilize by using all channels and communication tools to fully support our national selection. She believes in the mobilization capacity of the Committee of Friends of the Selection and the spirit of solidarity of Haitians living abroad to accompany our players and revive the same atmosphere as that of the first match at the Marville Stadium. A necessary atmosphere to show the whole world their faith in our young athletes, their attachment to their flag and their love of Motherland.
Match of this Thursday August 9 (hours of France, for Haiti: 6 hours less) :
Group C at Stade Guy-Piriou (Concarneau)
4.30 pm: Spain - Japan
7:30 pm: USA - Paraguay
Group D at the Marville Stadium (Saint-Malo)
1:30 pm : Germany - China
4:30 pm : Haïti - Nigeria to follow live on HaitiLibre.com from 10:30 am (Haiti time)
Group D ranking :
1 - China 3 pts.
2 - Germany 3 pts
3 - Haiti 1 pt
4 - Nigeria 0 pts. (beaten by Germany [1-0]
Result matches of Wednesday, August 8 :
Group A Rabine Stadium (Valve)
4.30 pm: Netherlands - Ghana [4-0]
7:30 pm: France - New Zealand [0-0]
Group B Stade du Clos Gastel (Dinan-Léhon)
1:30 pm Brazil - England [1-1]
4:30 pm South Korea - Mexico [2-1]