MIAMI, Florida – The Haitian Women’s National Team played their final match of Group D at their first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup on Tuesday evening at the Perth Rectangular Stadium in Perth, Australia, falling in a 2-0 loss against Denmark
With this result, Haiti finished in fourth place of Group D and have been eliminated from Australia/New Zealand 2023, ending the country’s historical run as the second Caribbean country to reach a Women’s World Cup.
Denmark tried their luck early in the match and when MF Dayana Pierre-Louis committed a handball in the area 20 minutes in, the referee signalled for a penalty for Denmark. Captain Pernille Harder took the ball and didn’t miss, giving Denmark a 1-0 lead.
Les Grenadieres tried to even things out, knowing they still had a chance to score their first goal in Australia. An opportunity came in the 28’ when MF Roseline Eloissaint drove the ball into the area and shot, but Denmark GK Lene Christensen made the sabe.
The duel continued into the second half, including a Haiti header in the 76’ that required a heads-up save from Christensen.
Going into the final minutes, the Danes were still up by just one goal, as Haiti kept trying to equalize, having chances all around, including on five corner kicks. FW Melchie Dumornay and Captain Nerilia Mondesir tried and fought for the goal, but the Danish defense stopped their efforts.
Finally, over nine minutes into second half stoppage time, the second goal of Denmark arrived from the boots of MF Sanne Troelsgaard, who controlled a cross-field pass and shot low to beat Haiti GK Kerly Theus, securing Denmark’s spot in the Round of 16.