Martinique stun Canada with 93rd-minute winner

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International football minnows Martinique produced a monumental shock in the Gold Cup at the weekend.

An overseas department of the French republic, the team from the Caribbean Island is not affiliated to FIFA and can therefore not appear at the World Cup.

However, Martinique are part of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, which means they can play in tournaments like the Gold Cup.

And, rather than just making up the numbers, they went and beat Canada to blow Group A wide open.

Fabrice Reuperne was the man to score the decisive goal, and it was worth the wait as after 92 minutes of football, the 37-year-old defensive-midfielder stepped forward to smash home an unstoppable 25-yard effort.

Canada, ranked 88 in the world, were unable to clear a corner properly, and Reuperne made them pay the ultimate price with a stunning first-time strike.

With Panama beating Mexico in the following match at the Rose Bowl, Patrick Cavelan’s side really are in with a chance of reaching the knockout rounds and making a huge statement.

Check out the stunning strike from Reuperne below, first seen on 101 Great Goals, and bask in the glory of Martinique football…

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