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‘Inexcusable, a disgrace’: Fifa’s damning verdict on Yves Jean-Bart

Findings published on former Haiti FA president’s life ban34 alleged victims of Jean-Bart and others identifiedHow the Guardian broke the storyThe shocking scale of sexual abuse allegations at Haiti’s national football centre has been documented in a F…

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Ruler of the ranch: the rise and fall of Yves Jean-Bart, Haiti’s king of football

Special report: The president of the Haiti FA was once feted by Fifa, but a Guardian investigation led to him being handed a life ban over allegations of the sexual abuse of young female playersEveryone still calls it “the ranch”. Situated in Croix-des…

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Fifa steps in amid reports Jean-Bart is still exerting influence over Haitian FA

Normalisation committee is appointed to help run FHFFifa: ‘strong indications’ banned president still involvedFifa has appointed a normalisation committee for the Haitian Football Association (FHF) after it found “strong indications” that Yves Jean-Bar…

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Yves Jean-Bart’s reign of abuse at Haiti FA ended after two decades

The president of the Haiti Football Federation, now banned for life, ‘took advantage of poverty to prey upon women and girls’Almost 180 days have passed since Yves Jean-Bart was provisionally suspended by Fifa pending an investigation into claims the p…

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Haiti football sexual abuse claims: more officials investigated by Fifa

Head of referees Rosnick Grant accused of abuseFHF secretary Fenelus Guerrier also under investigation Fifa is investigating three more senior officials from the Haitian Football Federation over allegations of sexual abuse, the Guardian can reveal.Rosn…

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Haiti football sexual abuse claims: more officials investigated by Fifa

Head of referees Rosnick Grant accused of abuseFHF secretary Fenelus Guerrier also under investigation Fifa is investigating three more senior officials from the Haitian Football Federation over allegations of sexual abuse, the Guardian can reveal.Rosn…

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Coach accuses president of Haiti FA of sexual abuses over many years

Former colleague goes public to accuse Yves Jean-Bart FHF president denied allegations of abuse published in MayA former leading official at Haiti’s national football centre has accused the president of the country’s football association of sexually ab…

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Alleged victims of Haiti FA president say they have received threats

New allegations of sexual abuse made against Yves Jean-BartFHF says claims are ‘baseless’ and he will be ‘fully exonerated’Several alleged victims of sexual abuse by Yves Jean-Bart, the president of the Haiti Football Federation, say they have received…

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Human rights groups in Haiti call for inquiry into football sexual abuse claims

Yves Jean-Bart denies allegations in Guardian storyWomen’s groups ‘worried about safety’ of alleged victimsHuman rights organisations in Haiti have called for a government investigation into allegations that the president of the country’s football fede…

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Haiti FA president accused of sexually abusing young female players

Claims of abuse by Yves Jean-Bart at national centreJean-Bart denies all allegations made against him The president of the Haitian football federation has been accused of sexually abusing young female footballers at the country’s national training cent…

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World Cup stunning moments: Haiti stun Dino Zoff’s Italy | Simon Burnton

Italy should have seen off Haiti with ease in 1974 but the group game burst into life through the unheralded Emmanuel Sanon …The win-or-bust, tension-ratcheting final rounds of the World Cup allow memorable moments and dramatic sub-plots to breed like …

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‘An all-heart effort’: Haiti’s Copa America berth inspires a nation on the mend

Six years after a catastrophic earthquake, Haiti take aim at Copa America in the island nation’s biggest soccer moment since qualifying for the 1974 World Cup

When the Haitian national anthem permeates the Seattle air on Sunday night, raw emotion will fill a proud nation’s heart.

On hearing the poetic La Dessalinienne, minds will flash back to Port au Prince, the country’s brilliantly chaotic capital – a battered, beautiful, historic part of the world which has been ravaged with unimaginable hardships no one should ever experience.

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World Cup: 25 stunning moments … No12: Haiti stun Dino Zoff’s Italy

Italy should have seen off Haiti with ease in 1974 but the group game burst into life through the unheralded Emmanuel Sanon Continue reading…