@TahitiFootball goes mental after historic goal vs Nigeria | inside World Soccer

When minnows Tahiti managed to score a historic goal against Nigeria in the Confederations Cup on Monday, their official Twitter account could not resist going bonkers.

Pulling a goal back when you're 3-0 down is not usually cause for much celebration
Pulling a goal back when you're 3-0 down is not usually cause for much celebration

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Nearly everyone expected Tahiti to get crushed by every opponent they faced in the tournament, and that's what's happened so far as they lost 6-1 to Nigeria in their first group-stage match.

However, the Oceania champions, who are ranked 138 in the world, managed to score a goal in their first appearance at a major tournament.

3-0 down, Jonathan Tehau powered home a header at the back post that sent the team and their Twitter account went berserk.




Tahiti, who have just one professional player in their squad, went on to concede another three, but coach Eddy Etaeta was still bursting with pride for his side.

"I was deeply moved, almost crying," Etaeta said after the match.

"We watch World Cups on TV. Today we were actors.

"Tahiti was watching, our president sent us a message and suspended a cabinet meeting for it."


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