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Haiti-Chili soccer exhibition a match of polar opposites

South Florida soccer fans get a third international friendly in five days Tuesday as Chile plays Haiti at Lockhart Stadium.

Chile reached the Round of 16 at the Brazil World Cup before losing to the host Brazilians in a penalty kick shootout. Coach Jorge Sampaoli retained most of the World Cup roster for the team’s two U.S. exhibition matches. La Roja tied Mexico 0-0 Saturday in Santa Clara, Calif.

Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, the 31-year-old Chilean captain, could make history at Lockhart Stadium. He has 84 appearances for the national team, and an 85th would set a national record.

Haiti is seeking to rebound after dropping to No. 113 in the world, an all-time low ranking. The team had only one win in an 11-game span the past few years, leading to the dismissal of coach Israel Cantero. Martinique native Marc Collat, who has coached in France, was hired to replace Cantero. The team tied Kosovo 0-0 on March 5, but has been idle ever since.

Kickoff is at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $40 general admission, $60 sideline (reserved), VIP $100 and can be purchased at compreboletos.com or by calling 877-877-7677.

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