Tahitian joy in the midst of defeat
[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.
Brazil 3 Japan
Goals: Neymar 3, Paulinho 48, Jo 90+3.
Italy 2 Mexico 1.
Balotelli; Hernandez pen.
Brazil vs. Mexico 2:30 p.m. ESPN/WatchESPN
Italy vs. Japan 5:45 p.m. ESPN/WatchESPN
Japan vs. Mexico 2:30 p.m. ESPN/WatchESPN
Italy vs. Brazil 2:30 p.m. ESPNEWS/WatchESPN
Brazil, Italy 3 points; Italy, Japan 0.
Spain 2 Uruguay 1.
Goals: Pedro 20,
Soldado 32; Suarez 88.
Nigeria 6 Tahiti 1.
Elderson 5, Nnamdi Oduamadi 10, 26, 76, own goal
68, Elderson 80; Tehau 56.
Spain vs. Tahiti 2:45 p.m. ESPN/WatchESPN
Nigeria vs. Uruguay
5:45 p.m. ESPN/WatchESPN
Nigeria vs. Spain 2:30 p.m. ESPN/WatchESPN
Uruguay vs. Tahiti 2:30
Standings: Nigeria, Spain 3 points; Uruguay, Tahiti 0.
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