Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Tahiti score a goal

A country I had never heard of before the Confederations Cup scored a goal against Nigeria last night and they deservedly celebrated it quite a lot.

The tiny South Pacific island, with a population of 277,000, lost 6-1 to the African giants whose 160million people may have had a slight advantage.  As the eagles went three goals up most of Twitter became worried that this game could be the first time they'd seen an international game drift into double figures, but those people hadn't counted on the power of Tahiti!

In the 54th minute, the oldest of three brothers and cousins in the starting 11, Tehau, rose above Efe Ambrose to score a header from a corner.  The team went absolutely mad, the president suspended a cabinet meeting and the manager says he cried.