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Tahiti Go Wild Over Goal In 6-1 DEFEAT To Nigeria (PICTURES)

18/06/2013 09:37 BST

Tahiti celebrated their Confederations Cup strike against Nigeria wildly on Monday night... only they were thrashed 6-1.

The South Pacific islanders scored a historic goal when the 138th ranked team in the world, competing in their first major tournament, scored when Jonathan Tehau headed in from a corner.

Nigeria were three up after 25 minutes - AC Milan's Nnamdi Oduamadi scoring the first two instalments of his hat-trick following an early own goal from Nicolas Vallar - before the most popular goal of the night from Tehau in the 54th minute.

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But, for all Tahiti's commendable spirit, their ball retention was poor and their defending dire, meaning Nigeria had three further goals to come - from Elderson Echiejile, Oduamadi and an own goal from Tehau.