The Copa America Centenario 2016 in USA took a great and historic turn around on June 8th at Orlando Citrus Bowl; also known as Camping World Stadium during the group B match between Brazil and Haiti at 7.30pm.
On entering the Stadium, you could hear the overwhelming shoutings, singing and jubilations of the Haitians showing how convincing they were for their team to win the game; but, the situation changed immediately Philippe Coutinho Correia nailed in the first goal in the 14 minutes of the first half and later on the second goal in the 29th minutes . After Lucas Lima,scored Brazil`s 5th goal in the 67th minutes, the Haitian scored their only gaol in the 70 minutes of the 2nd half of the game and the Haitian fans still believed things could change to their favor, but it was too late as Renato Augusto and Coutinho scored the 6th and 7th goals respectively in the 86th and 92nd minutes of the game. Renato Augusto had scored the third gaol in the 35th minutes; Gabriel Almeida scored the fourth goal in the 59th minutes.There was silence among the Haitian fans and disappointments on their faces. They have no more chance in the competition as they had lost their first game to Peru, one zero. The situation is now complicated in their group; Peru and Brazil have 4 points each,while Ecuador has 2 points. Peru had drew with Ecuador same day 2-2,while Brazil also drew with Ecuador 0-0
See the match line up
The Brazilian team players were Goalkeeper-Alisson 1, Defenders-Daniel Alves 2, Marquinhos 13, Gil 4, Felipe luis 6; Midfielders- Casemiro 5,Elias 8,Renato Augusto 18, William 19, Philippe Coutinho; Forwards- Jonas 9.The substitutes were Gabriel 11 in the place of Jonas in the 46 minutes, Lucas Lima 10 in the place of Casemiro in the 62minutes and Walace 17 in the place of Elias in the 71minutes; all in the 2nd half. The Coach is Dunga.
The Haitian team players were Goalkeeper -Johny Placide, Defenders-Reginald Goreux 8,Jean Sony Alcenat 2, Romain Genevois 5, Jeremy Mechack 3, Kim Jaggy 4; Midfielders-Jean Marc Alexandre 16,Kevin Lafrance 13, James Marcelin 14,Jeff Louis 10; Forwards-Kervens Belfort 9.The Substitutes were Duckens Nazon 20 in the place of Kervens Belfort in the 49 minutes,Max Hilaire 19 in the place of Jean Marc Alexandre in the 62 minutes and finally Jean Eudes Maurice 21 in the place of Jean Sony Alcenat in the 82 minutes of 2nd half.The Coach is Patrice Neveu.
Casemiro (Brazil) received yellow card in the 38th minutes and Reginald Gourex (Haiti) received yellow card in the 25th minutes.
By Niyi Fote