Four-time world champions Italy were held to a surprise 2-2 draw against unfancied Haiti on Tuesday as the Caribbean islanders struck twice in the last 10 minutes in a friendly played at Rio de Janeiro.
The European giants are in the midst of final preparations for the Confederations Cup which begins on Saturday but Azzurri coach Cesare Prandelli paid the price for fielding a weakened line-up, as Haiti pulled off one the most unexpected results in their modest history.
Juventus midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini scored the fastest goal in Italian history when he struck after just 19 seconds and club teammate Claudio Marchisio appeared to have put Prandelli’s men in full control with a second goal 18 minutes before half-time.
However French-born Le Mans striker Jean-Eudes Maurice won a penalty with 10 minutes remaining which defender Olrish Saurel converted to give Haiti a lifeline and set up a dramatic finale. via | Sportskeeda