Soccer-Tahiti capture Olympic spirit by taking part (Reuters)

By Mike Collett BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, June 17 (Reuters) – Tahiti coach Eddy Etaeta embraced some of the old Olympic spirit of just taking part after his side made their debut in a major international tournament with a 6-1 loss to Nigeria at the Confederations Cup on Monday. There was never much doubt the African champions would beat the South Pacific amateurs who qualified as Oceania champions and did their confederation proud by playing well, scoring a goal and winning the hearts of the Brazilian crowd. …

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