last qualified for the final competition of the FIFA World Cup? in 1974 in Germany. Since then, however, we have not heard a great deal about the footballing exploits of a country often beset by political problems. Courses are often organised in collaboration with FIFA in an attempt to promote football, but a lack of follow-up action has meant that these courses have not been as effective as they could have been. The country itself has a wealth of young, talented footballers, but a lack of sufficient training etc has stifled their progress. A series of youth development and educational programmes should change that. FIFA's long-term planning strategy for Haiti
should ensure that the projects to be implemented are realistic and sustained.