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Moscow, 3 days before the kick-off of the World Cup Football Russia 2018 (June 14 to July 15), the former glory of Haitian football Philippe Vorbe entered the world football hall of fame on June 11, 2018, in Moscow (Russia), at the congress of the Confederation of North America, Central and Caribbean Football (Concacaf).
Recently, on July 26, 2018, at a grand gala at the Hotel El Rancho, Régine Lamur, the resigning Minister of Youth and Sports paid a special tribute to the Dean of the Haitian Football Clubs, the "Violette Athletic Club". During the occasion, he honored the former captain of the national team, the legendary Philippe Vorbe. In an atmosphere full of emotions, many important personalities like former players, coaches, club leaders and those who have rubbed shoulders with this extraordinary former captain and footballer were present.
Philippe Vorbe (born September 14, 1947) played for the Haiti national football team in the 1974 FIFA World Cup in Germany. He provided Emmanuel Sanon the pass that resulted in the famous goal that put an end to Italian goalkeeper Dino Zoff's no-goal streak. In February 1974, Hugh McIlvanney in 'Observer' described Vorbe as a "tall, handsome white man of French extraction" and a "graceful midfield player" with "impressive skills".
On June 11, 2018, at the congress of the Confederation of North America, Central and Caribbean Football (CONCACAF) during the World Cup tournament in Russia, Philippe Vorbe entered the World Football Hall of Fame. It is one of the greatest tributes to a football personality, a great first for any Haitian footballer.
Minister Lamur introduced Philippe Vorbe as a model of success; he is a role model for aspiring Haitians-- Vorbe dedicated own career without any restraint for his passion, his dreams and everything for his love for country. On the plaque of honor awarded to Vorbe, there is an inscription: "President from the CONCACAF Victor Montagiliani, CONCACAF to Mr. Philippe Vorbe in recognition of your commitment and your exceptional dedication to the growth of football in the CONCACAF region ". Victor Montagiliani also assured of a rejuvenation of the club, the 'Violette', who had just celebrated his 100th birthday on May 15th.
Here is a picture of the Haitian midfielder that plays for the Haitian Men's National Team. James Marcelin was signed by Sporting Kansas City
The Sporting Kansas City, is a Kansas City based American professional soccer club, founded in 1995. The club has signed James Marcelin who is a Haitian midfielder player, plays for Haitian Men's National Team. Marcelin (born June 13, 1986 in Saint-Marc, Haiti) began his soccer career with Roulado (2002-2006), and that was followed by Racing Club Haïtien (2007), Puerto Rico Islanders (2008-2009), Portland Timbers USL (2010), Portland Timbers (2011-2012), FC Dallas (2012), Antigua Barracuda FC (2013) and Fort Lauderdale Strikers (2014). The Sporting Kansas City is a member of the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer that won the championship in 2013. For the first 15 years of its existence, the club was also known as the Kansas City Wizards.
Kosovo's National Football Team, whom many countries refuse to play because they don't recognize the nation's statehood, will play Haiti at an exhibition game after Jamaica pulled out due to political tensions in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Kosovo declared its sovereignty in 2008, but Serbia refuses to accept it, considering it governed by the UN military. Yugoslavia created a unified Province of Kosovo and Serbia after World War II, but Kosovo rebelled and finally won a provisional independence in 2008.
Signalling an outlook of hope after the devastation caused by the 2010 earthquake, perhaps no group has come further than the soccer team, Zaryen, made up of all-amputee players, a first for Haiti. Showing signs of their success, the team scheduled their first ever tour to the United States, where they will visit New York and Washington D.C., hosting clinics and having matches, demonstrating their skill, perseverance and innovative use of prosthetics.
Here is a picture of Haiti National team in 1974.
This is what many would call Haiti Dream Team, the 1974 World Cup team. Haiti's coach was Antoine Tassy. He was also the team's trainer as well as being the country's Director of Sport. The main teams who made the National team were: Racing Club, Aigle Noir and Violette Athletic Club. The goalkeeper, Henri Francillon, was the only player in Haiti team who came from Port-au-Prince's Victory club.
Here is a picture that I want to share with you. What you are looking at is the National Soccer team of Haiti in 1934.
Standing in the picture going from left to right, you find: Franck Beauvoir, Wooley, Artaud Toureau, Dr Tovar, Fritz Berrouet, St Fort, Dr. M. Sylvain.
Below, the list goes as: Georges Audant, Antoine Champagne, Edouard Esper, Ellio Denis.
This is a picture of our talented soccer player player Peterson who just signed a multi years contract with a major soccer league. The 21 year old Haitian soccer player signed a contract to be the midfielder for the Sporting Kansas City team.
This is a chance for the Haitian soccer player, Peterson Joseph, to shine outside of Haiti and let the world know the talent of Haitian soccer players