How they qualified
As one of three countries to execute a perfect 4-0 run through Nations League qualifying.
Haiti are playing in their seventh Gold Cup and fifth in the last seven editions. They’ve yet to get past the quarterfinals which they’ve reached three times
The on-loan St Mirren striker in Scotland has netted 15 goals in 29 appearances for the national team. A crafty dribbler as well as Haiti’s most dangerous marksman, he bagged the only two goals for his country at the 2015 Gold Cup, helping them gain second place in their group. In September 2018, in a competitive game against Sint Maarten, he actually scored five, a record for Haiti.
Collat has held some interesting jobs during a long career, including Youth Coordinator at PSG and France Olympic team manager. Combining his two Haiti stints, he has an 11-10-5 record with a Gold Cup 2015 quarterfinal run on his CV. He was previously in charge of the team from 2014-2015 but parted ways after what is believed to be a wage dispute with the Haitian Football Federation (HFF).
What can we expect
Most likely a dogfight for 2nd spot in group B but only losing 2-1 to Chile in a recent friendly proved their credentials especially on the counter-attack. Four points could be enough to see them through but they must capitalise on their opening two games against Bermuda and Nicaragua.
June 16: Bermuda (San Jose)
June 20: Nicaragua (Frisco)
June 24: Costa Rica (N.J)
Goalkeepers: Josue Duverger, Johny Placide, Isaac Rouaud
Defenders: Ricardo Ade, Djimy Alexis, Carlens Arcus, Alex Junior Christian, Jems Geffrard, Wilde-Donald Guerrier, Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Mechack Jerome
Midfielders: Bryan Alceus, Bicou Bissainthe, Dutherson Clerveaux, Zachary Herivaux, Steeven Saba, Charles Herold Jr
Forwards: Herve Bazile, Mikael Cantave, Jonel Desire, Derrick Etienne, Duckens Nazon, Frantzdy Pierrot