Haiti - Football: Haiti Ranks 12 in World Cup 25 Stunning Moments


Haiti Soccer News: Can you believe this? Haiti's first goal in the World Cup is ranked #12 in the World Cup's 25 Stunning Moments... Haitian soccer legend Manno Sanon is long gone but what he did to Italy and to Dino Zoff in the 1974 World Cup is something to remember...

Haiti stun Dino Zoff's Italy, the article from the Guardian reads...

Italy should have defeated Haiti with ease in 1974 but the group game burst into life through the unheralded Emmanuel Sanon

Italy v Haiti... the opening game of Group Four... It was a day when one man rose into legend and another crashed into infamy...

... a minute after the break the midfielder Philippe Vorbe slid a pass into space and Emmanuel Sanon - who predicted that he would score because "the Italian defence is too slow for me" and turned out to be absolutely right - raced past Luciano Spinosi, drew the goalkeeper, dodged past him and slid the ball into an empty net.

Some people told me: That day, people in Haiti screamed so loud that they could be heard across the ocean!

After 1,143 minutes, and having frustrated many of the greatest forwards in the sport, Zoff's record had been broken by an unheralded 22-year-old who earned $200 a month playing for Don Bosco of Pétionville.

Read the full article, a great read: "World Cup: 25 stunning moments... No12: Haiti stun Dino Zoff's Italy"

Who would've thought that Haiti's ONLY trip to the world cup would become an unforgettable moment the world over?

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Lynn Haiti all the way! Let's go! I Love Haiti!
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