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Tahiti crushed again, but wins Brazilian hearts
June 20th, 2013 7:57PM

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[CONFEDERATIONS CUP] No, it wasn't the 15- or 20-goal rout feared by Tahiti coach Eddy Etaeta, but World Cup champion Spain's 10-0 win over the Oceanian champions was easily the largest winning margin in the history of the Confederations Cup. Fernando Torres scored four goals and missed a chance for a fifth when he failed to convert a penalty late in the match to the delight of the pro-Tahiti crowd of almost 72,000 at Rio's Maracana Stadium.

The Tahitians were not so much disappointed with the 10 goals they conceded as the fact they didn't score like they did in the 6-1 loss to Nigeria in their opener.

''They would have loved to have scored one single goal,'' Etaeta said. ''It didn't happen, there's something missing really. They're a bit disappointed.''

The previous record for the largest margin in the Confederations Cup was six: Brazil's 8-2 win over Saudi Arabia in 1999 and Brazil's 6-0 win over Australia in 1997.

''We lost 10-0," added Etaeta, "but we won the hearts of the Brazilian public. So obrigado, obrigados a tudos."


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