Tahiti v Nigeria, 17 June 2013

Score6-1 to Nigeria
RefereeJoel Aguilar
CompetitionFIFA Confederations Cup Group B
VenueEstádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Attendance20,187
Match Report Despite the gap in calibre between the two sides, Tahiti were the first to get a shot on target. It was not long however until Nigeria were ahead. A Echiejile shot touched three Tahitians on its way in. Oudamadi then scored a double. His first came after Tahiti gave the ball away at the back. His second came when goalkeeper Samin failed to collect a low cross. Nigeria were wasteful on occasions. Ujah missed a couple of clear opportunities. Mba also failed to convert when could have elected to pass. Tahiti were having some positive passages of play. They could even have grabbed themselves a goal towards the end of the first half. After a dangerous cross, Chong Hue was just unable to get sufficient contact on the header. Then came perhaps the proudest moment in Tahitian football history. A rare corner to the back post found Tehau who headed across and in. Nigeria restored their three goal advantage through an own goal from Tehau. The Tahitians had sloppily given the ball away at the back. Oudamadi then completed his hat-trick with a simple fifth. Echiejile notched a sixth. Tehau went close to getting a second. His header past an advancing Enyeama just crept wide. Nigeria were far from clinical in this one and will feel disappointed with their performance. Against Spain and even Uruguay they will have to improve. Tahiti will feel proud that they were at least able to score a goal on such a big international stage. Kick-off: 4.00pm local (8.00pm BST) Preview African champions Nigeria will go into this encounter looking for a comfortable win against Tahiti. The Tahitians however will see this as the perfect occasion to take on the 'Super Eagles' in light of a dispute between their players and Nigerian football federation. Victor Moses is one of Nigeria's key absentees. Despite his relatively young age, John Obi Mikel will look to lead and impose himself on the midfield area. Tahiti only have one non-domestically based player in their squad - 33-year-old Marama Vahirua who has spent most of his playing career in Ligue 1 in France and is likely to make his national team debut. The Tahitians will most likely go with a defensive five man back line in a bid to frustrate Nigeria.

1  Tahiti

Manager: Eddy Etaeta

6  Nigeria

Manager: Stephen Keshi

Goals:

Jonathan Tehau 54 G

Goals:

Elderson Echiéjilé 5 G
Nnamdi Oduamadi 10 G
Nnamdi Oduamadi 26 G
Jonathan Tehau own goal 68 OG
Nnamdi Oduamadi 76 G
Elderson Echiéjilé 80 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Xavier Samin
Defender Vincent Simon
Defender Nicolas Vallar (captain)
Midfielder Ricky Aitamai
Midfielder Heimano Bourebare
Midfielder Henri Caroine
Midfielder Alvin Tehau
Midfielder Jonathan Tehau
Forward Marama Vahirua

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama (captain)
Defender Efe Ambrose
Defender Godfrey Oboabona
Defender Kenneth Omeruo
Midfielder Sunday Mba
Midfielder John Obi Mikel
Midfielder Nnamdi Oduamadi
Midfielder Fegor Ogude
Forward Ahmed Musa
Forward Anthony Ujah

Substitutions:

Stephane Faatiarau for Nicolas Vallar 54
Stanley Atani for Marama Vahirua 69
Edson Lemaire for Vincent Simon 77

Substitutions:

Brown Ideye for Anthony Ujah 52
John Ogu for Sunday Mba 55
Azubuike Egwuekwe for Kenneth Omeruo 74

Cards:

Cards:

Kenneth Omeruo 41 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Gilbert Meriel
Goalkeeper Mickael Roche
Defender Rainui Aroita
Defender Edson Lemaire
Defender Yannick Vero
Defender Tamatoa Wagemann
Midfielder Stanley Atani
Midfielder Lorenzo Tehau
Midfielder Yohann Tihoni
Forward Samuel Hnanyine
Forward Teaonui Tehau

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim
Goalkeeper Austine Ejide
Defender Francis Benjamin
Defender Solomon Kwambe
Midfielder Michael Babatunde
Midfielder Emeka Eze
Midfielder John Ogu
Midfielder Ogenyi Onazi
Forward Joseph Akpala
Forward Mohammed Gambo
Forward Brown Ideye