Haiti's women's soccer team to make history at World Cup
The women’s FIFA World Cup kicks off this week in Australia and New Zealand. The headlines have been about the perennial favorites for the competition, headed by the U.S. team. But there are also stories of newcomers to soccer’s top global competition; one of those is Haiti.
Haiti will mark its first-ever World Cup finals appearance — men or women — this Saturday against the favored England team. It is an inspiring moment for a nation dealing with several crises at home.
Defense stars Milan Pierre-Jerome (second from left) and Ruthny Mathurian (third from left). (Hannah Peters/FIFA via Getty Images)
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