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All eight teams have now joined the Confeds carnival here in Brazil and we've already been treated to some special moments after the first round of matches. Neymar kicked everything off with his wonder goal before Pirlo celebrated his century and Balotelli flexed his muscles again.

Today, Tahiti made history with their first goal in a senior FIFA tournament. Despite Nnamdi Oduamadi taking home the match ball in Nigeria's 6-1 win, it will be a day that Jonathan Tehau and the nation of Tahiti will never forget.

Join us tomorrow for the very latest from the team's camps across Brazil, and we'll keep you bang up to date with Confeds quotes, photos and videos.

Jonathan Tehau of Tahiti celebrates with his team-mates


"[Tahiti] came out to fight like lions. It was a little bit difficult to up our game. You know you're playing against a team where, with the greatest respect to Tahiti, you think everything's easy. They showed us that they can play football. That's what we saw."

Nnamdi Oduamadi of Nigeria celebrates scoring


ON THE FANS IN THE STADIUM: Most of the supporters are Tahitians or came out to boost their morale which is normal. As a professional player you don't need to worry about that.

ON DOMESTIC PLAYERS IN THE SQUAD: I'm very sure that if you go round the eight teams in this tournament you will find players playing in the domestic league. For me to have a good foundation in the national team there must be some local players. I like to give the home-based players an opportunity to express themselves.

ON SQUANDERED CHANCES: We had some chances, they needed to bury the goals. When you play a game like this you tend to give the opposition team the confidence to come back. They scored their goal and reacted a little bit. I'm happy with how we did and we'll see how we get on against Uruguay on Thursday.


"We want to thank the Brazilian fans for their support, it helped us to play such a great game. For us, it is a win to be on a pitch with Nigeria. We can be really proud of our performance today. The next game against Spain will be a dream."

Marama Vahirua of Tahiti reacts


Here are some of the standout images from Tahiti's debut at a senior FIFA tournament.

Tahiti 1-6 Nigeria


"I was deeply moved, almost crying. 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."

Tahiti's coach French Eddy Etaeta

Jonathan Tehau scored a historic goal but Tahiti were no match for a rampant Nigeria, with Nnamdi Oduamadi grabbing a hat-trick. You can now read our match report.

The final whistle sounds.
(1 - 6) ECHIEJILE (Nigeria) scores!!
LEMAIRE (in) comes off the bench to replace SIMON (out) (Tahiti)
(1 - 5) ODUAMADI (Nigeria) scores!!
EGWUEKWE (in) comes off the bench to replace OMERUO (out) (Nigeria)
ATANI (in) comes off the bench to replace VAHIRUA (out) (Tahiti)
(1 - 4) J.TEHAU (Tahiti) scores an own goal!!
OGU (in) comes off the bench to replace MBA (out) (Nigeria)
(1 - 3) J.TEHAU (Tahiti) scores!!
FAATIARAU (in) comes off the bench to replace VALLAR (out) (Tahiti)
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