Tuesday, June 15, 2010

NYTimes Editorial : Haiti 1, Italy 0

Tuesday is the anniversary of what may be the greatest day in the history of Haitian sports. On June 15, 1974, at the World Cup in Munich, in the 46th minute of the first game of its first appearance in the World Cup, Haiti scored a goal against Italy.

The Haitians ended up losing, 3 to 1, as expected. They lost the next two games and were eliminated, and Haiti has not qualified for the World Cup since. But they scored that goal — a goal against one of the world’s best teams and one of the world’s best goalkeepers, Dino Zoff, who, until then, had not given up a point in more than 1,000 minutes of play.

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