Mexico, Haiti Play To Scoreless Draw

Date Published: 
1971-11-24
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Nov. 22 (Reuters):

Mexico battled to a scoreless draw with Haiti in the third match of the Confederation of Central American and Caribbean Football Associations (CONCACAF) Soccer Championship finals here late last night.

This left Costa Rica in the lead as they won on Saturday the only one of the three matches to produce a result.

Mexico, highly fancied for the title, dominated the match and were especially strong in the first half, but they could not crack the dogged defence of the Haitian XI.

Haiti put up a stronger showing in the second half and several times caused panic in the Mexican defence.

Constructive movements spearheaded by right winger Claude Barthalmy worried the Mexicans for long periods but the Haitian strikers lacked the finishing power to turn their forays into goals.

The fourth match of the six nation tournament will be played here tomorrow, between
Cuba and Honduras.

Trinidad and Tobago, Honduras, Haiti and Mexico each have one point compared with Costa Rica's two, while Cuba is the only team without a point so far.