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Tahitian joy in the midst of defeat
June 17th, 2013 5:20PM

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[CONFEDERATIONS CUP] As expected Nigeria trounced Tahiti, 6-1, in their Confederations Cup match Monday in Belo Horizonte, but the match will forever be remembered for the joy of the underdog Tahitians after Jonathan Tehau scored on a header off a corner kick in the 54th minute.

Tahitians, all but one of them amateurs and many of the unemployed, celebrated by by simulating a short rowing session.

Tehau's joy was shortlived as 12 minutes later he scored an own goal. Nnamdi Oduamadi led the Super Eagles with a hat trick.



GROUP A:
June 15
Brazil 3 Japan 0.
Goals: Neymar 3, Paulinho 48, Jo 90+3.
June 16
Italy 2 Mexico 1.
Goals: Pirlo, Balotelli; Hernandez pen.
June 19
Brazil vs. Mexico 2:30 p.m. ESPN/WatchESPN
Italy vs. Japan 5:45 p.m. ESPN/WatchESPN
June 22
Japan vs. Mexico 2:30 p.m. ESPN/WatchESPN
Italy vs. Brazil 2:30 p.m. ESPNEWS/WatchESPN
Standings: Brazil, Italy 3 points; Italy, Japan 0.

GROUP B:
June 16
Spain 2 Uruguay 1.

Goals: Pedro 20, Soldado 32; Suarez 88.
June 17
Nigeria 6 Tahiti 1.
Elderson 5, Nnamdi Oduamadi 10, 26, 76, own goal 68,  Elderson 80; Tehau 56.
June 20
Spain vs. Tahiti 2:45 p.m. ESPN/WatchESPN
Nigeria vs. Uruguay 5:45 p.m. ESPN/WatchESPN
June 23
Nigeria vs. Spain 2:30 p.m. ESPN/WatchESPN
Uruguay vs. Tahiti 2:30 p.m. ESPN2/WatchESPN
Standings: Nigeria, Spain 3 points; Uruguay, Tahiti 0.


2 comments
  1. Aresenal Fan
    commented on: June 18, 2013 at 11:13 a.m.
    What is the purpose of Tahiti being in the tournament??? Yes, I know that the won the 2012 Oceania Football Confederation Nations Cup to qualify. Maybe nobody should come from that region. Who wants to seem them getting destroyed every game they play??

  1. Chris Sapien
    commented on: June 18, 2013 at 1:21 p.m.
    I don't know......I kinda' liked seeing their joy.......but yes, there appears little to gain from getting destroyed. In some sense, it would be nice to believe their inclusion will help build the sport in that region someday.


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