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Panama, Haiti claim final Copa America spots – FIFA.com


Panama and Haiti joined USA, Mexico, Costa Rica and Jamaica as CONCACAF’s final two qualifiers for the special centennial edition of the Copa America that will be held in USA in June. CONCACAF hosted two play-off matches in Panama City, Panama on Friday evening to settle the region’s remaining berths in the competition with the hosts clashing against Cuba and Haiti taking on Trinidad and Tobago.

In the first game, Haiti qualified in dramatic style with second-half substitute Pascal Millien scoring four minutes from full time to edge the Soca Warriors 1-0. In a match where scoring chances were few and far between, Millien’s winner came after his cross was misjudged by goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams. Haiti striker Kervens Belfort could not connect with Millien’s service and the ball skipped past Williams to roll into the net, sending the Haitians into jubilant celebrations as they can now look forward to their first appearance at the Copa America. Source: – FIFA.comGrenadiers_n

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