Nerloude Nicolas, Haiti women's soccer team,
Haitian midfielder Nerloude Nicolas attempting to cross the ball in a match versus Germany during the FIFA Women’s Under-20 World Cup in 2018.

PARIS — Nerloude Nicolas announced that she will no longer play for Haiti’s women’s soccer team in an Instagram story on Nov. 5.

“That’s how I can say goodbye,” the 22-year-old wrote in the story in which she included pictures of her playing days with Haiti. “Thank you for all these beautiful moments, all the sweet memories. There were a lot of good and bad days.”

Nicolas is still playing for Racing Club Saint-Denis in France’s second division.

Players don’t usually stop representing their national teams in their early 20s, so Nicolas’s decision left several Les Grenadières fans wondering.

Translation: “Why did Nerloude make that decision? Is it because of what all of us know? Usually at 22, a young person is supposed to be focusing more on her career. I still can’t understand the decision.”

Nicolas said she won’t regret the decision, which she made long ago.

The Léogâne native represented Haiti at the Under-15, U-17, U-20 and senior level, according to sports reporter Caleb Pierre. Nicolas notably played in the 2018 U-20 World Cup.

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