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
Goals: Neymar 3, Paulinho 48, Jo 90+3. June 16 Italy 2 Mexico 1.
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.