MIREBALAIS, Haiti—In the moments just after China beat Haiti 1-0, residents of the town where superstar Melchie ‘Corventina’ Dumornay grew up let out a roar of disbelief, from the shock of Les Grenadières’ loss.
“Unfortunately, we lost against the Chinese team that was not even that superior,” said Jean-Claude Josaphat, a former soccer coach who counts Dumornay among his previous pupils. "It's not right that the team lost this match against a team with 10 players against 11."
In Mirebalais, Haiti, residents are praising the town’s most famous daughter, Melchie “Corventina” Dumornay, and want to see the star athlete lift the cup at the global soccer match.
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