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Women's World Cup: Haiti Women's Team Profile

Haiti are one of a number of teams making their World Cup debut in Australia and New Zealand this year and will be hoping to make a big impact in their first attempt.

Les Grenadieres have a tough task in the group stages however, with England, Denmark and China their opponents in Group D. 
 

Haiti’s World Cup record:

This will be Haiti’s first ever World Cup campaign.

The CONCACAF side have featured in the CONCACAF W Championship six times however, so do at least have some experience of the bigger stages, with a best finish of fourth in 1991 their standout performance in that event.

The Caribbean side have never qualified for an Olympics Games either, so this will be their first experience on the global stage.
 

How Haiti qualified:

The Women’s World Cup extending to 32 teams has opened up more opportunities for the likes of Haiti to qualify and they have taken full advantage.

Les Grenadieres managed a third-placed finish in the 2022 CONCACAF W Championship Group A, beating Mexico 3-0 after suffering a 3-0 defeat to the United States and a 4-0 loss at the hands of Jamaica.

The win over Mexico however ensured third position and passage into the inter-confederation playoffs.

They had qualified for the W Championship thanks to a dominant display in qualifying, winning all four games against Cuba, Honduras, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the British Virgin Islands, scoring 44 goals and conceding none in the process.

In the inter-confederation playoffs Haiti were in Pot 2 so were unseeded, meaning they had to play two games to reach the World Cup.

The Caribbean side beat Senegal 4-0 in their first matchup before they edged Chile 2-1 in the final, securing passage to the World Cup for the first time in their history. 
 

The Manager - Nicolas Delepine:

Frenchman Nicolas Delepine is Haiti’s coach for this year’s tournament, he was appointed in January 2022 and managed to lead his side to qualification for Australia and New Zealand.

Previously Delepine had worked as coach for Grenoble women’s team and acquired more than 20 years of experience in French football.

The manager has set his side the aim of getting out the group at this year’s event. 
 

Confirmed Haiti squad:

Haiti are yet to confirm their squad for the Women's World Cup. Here are the 25 players who have been selected for the provisional squad.

Goalkeepers: Kerly Theus, Lara-Sofia Larco, Gabrielle Marie Emilien, Nahomie Ambroise

Defenders: Kethna Louis, Chelsea Surpris, Ruthny Mathurin, Milan Raquel Pierre-Jerome, Betina Petite-Frere, Tabita Joseph, Esthericove Joseph, Amandine Pierre-Louis

Midfielders: Sherly Jeudy, Danielle Etienee, Jennyfer Limage, Noa Olivia Ganthier, Maudeline Moryl, Melchie Daelle Dumornay, Dayana Pierre-Louis

Forwards: Roselord Borgella, Batcheba Louis, Roseline Eloissaint, Nerilia Mondesir, Shwendesky Marcelus Joseph, Florsie L. Darlina Joseph
 

Haiti’s Key Players:

Haiti’s standout star is undoubtedly youngster Melchie Dumornay. 

At just 19 years old, she has already become the top player in her side and is one of the fastest rising stars in world football.

After starting her career at Hatian sides AS Mirebalais and AS Tigresses, Dumornay made the move to the French top flight with Reims in September 2021.

After 18 goals in 33 games for Reims, she has secured a move to Division 1 Femenine title holders Lyon this summer and has established herself as one of the dominant players in the league.

Dumornay won Goal’s NXGN award alongside Jude Bellingham as the best teenage player in the world. The youngster was also named Best Young Player at the 2022 CONCACAF W Championship.

She scored both goals in their playoff win and her efforts will be key to any success Haiti can have at this year’s tournament.

Another player to keep an eye out for is forward Nerilia Mondesir, who has netted 23 times for her nation and stars for Montpellier in the Division 1 Femenine.

Despite being just 24 years old, Mondesir is seen as one of the more experienced players in a young Haiti team and will be a key force in this campaign, she is captain and will be integral to the success of Delepine’s team.
 

Group fixtures and dates

Group D

England vs Haiti, Brisbane, 22nd July 2023

China vs Haiti, Adelaide 28th July 2023

Haiti vs Denmark, Perth, 1st August 2023
 

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