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This Tuesday (14) football delivered another epic. Hours later Erling Holland stunned Europe with 5 goals as Manchester City thrashed RB Leipzig 7-0.In the Round of 16 of the CONCACAF Champions League, a team from Haiti achieved historic qualification in the CONCACAF Champions League.
A surprise in the current edition of the competition, which includes teams from Central and North America, Violet AC even had to overcome immigration rules to beat Austin FC in America and advance to the continent’s premier club competition.
After winning the first game 3-0 at home, the Haitian team traveled to the United States without a pair, and some of its players, including four starters, were denied entry visas into the country. Thus, Violet landed in Austin with just 12 athletes.
However, tournament rules prevent a team from taking 12 players to matches. Losing to WO and not wasting a historic void, Violet sought out four amateurs and hired them on an emergency basis to complete the team.
So, Jude St-Louis, Tumi Fede, Maudvindo Germain and Samuel Martocci Pompey joined the Haitian squad and left Austin with an epic rating. And that happened perfectly!
This Tuesday, the Violette withstood immense pressure from Austin, losing 2-0 to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Conca Champions. All this after ten minutes of extra time in the second half and a festival of crosses in the area, all of which were cleared by the defence.
The Haitian team now joins the Philadelphia Union as the only qualifiers for the next round for now. The other six vacancies will be decided by next Thursday (16th), but whoever passes, it’s fair to say, no one will have as much say as Violet.
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