He is 21 years old and will long remember this cursed June 15, 2021. Josué Duverger, the goalkeeper of Haiti, became the unfortunate hero of the Canada-Haiti match in the playoff of the 2022 World Cup. Already beaten in the first leg (1 -0) three days earlier, the Haitians conceded a new setback (3-0) on the return.
An elimination in the second knockout round of the CONCACAF zone, the confederation of North America, Central America and the Caribbean, which could have almost gone unnoticed if the images of the opening scoring did not loop on the Internet.
While the score was still 0-0 a few seconds before half-time, the match turned to an improbable ball from the Haitian goalkeeper. We then play the 45th minute of play, the Haitians have possession of the ball and wait for the referee to send the two teams to the locker room. The Haitian left side, Kevin Lafrance, makes a banal pass back to his goalkeeper, as there are at every meeting. The bullet slowly hits Josué Duverger's feet. The latter makes a first mistake and misses his control. He can still recover but his left foot involuntarily touches the ball and causes a second miss. This time, there is no more catching possible and the ball crosses the goal line.
One of the worst concessions in goalkeeping history, and #CanMNT take a 1-0 lead over Haiti
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- OneSoccer (@onesoccer) June 16, 2021
The goalkeeper who plays in Portugal in Vitoria Setúbal in the third division, then takes the lead with both hands.
This goal gag definitively seals the fate of the Haitians, who concede two other goals after the resumption.
Haitians will not participate in a second World Cup final phase after the historic one in 1974 in West Germany.