On the anniversary of Haiti's entry into the FIFA World Cup in Germany on June 15, 1974, FIFA.com looks back on this historic moment when, for the first match of its history in the world test, the Grenadiers scored their first goal against Italy.
Monday June 29, 2020 ((rezonodwes.com)) – West Germany 1974 is above all thinking of legendary players like Johan Cruyff, Johan Neeskens, Gerd Muller and Franz Beckenbauer. But let's not forget that this edition of the FIFA World Cup ™ was also the theater of a great story for a small Caribbean nation. For its first appearance in the supreme test of world football, Haiti won the hearts of German supporters, who unreservedly supported the Little Thumb of the competition.
Placed in the group of Italy, Poland and from Argentina, Haitians seemed doomed before they had even walked the German lawns. And yet, for their entry into the field against Italy, the islanders were not ridiculous, losing 3-1. The Haitian goal was scored by Emmanuel Sanon. Eliminated at the end of the group stage, Haiti has nonetheless attracted worldwide admiration. In the video above, Serge Racine and Philippe Vorbe return to this wonderful adventure.
The video below is part of the FIFA archives dedicated to significant moments in the history of the World Cup FIFA ™.