Soccer-Tahiti defender climbs down from coconut trees to play (Reuters)

By Mike Collett BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil June 16 (Reuters) – The professionals of Nigeria, Spain and Uruguay have probably never played against an opponent who earns his living climbing coconut trees and mountains but when they take on Tahiti that is exactly what they will be up against. Nigeria, the champions of Africa, Spain, champions of Europe and the world and South American champions Uruguay will take on defender Teheivarii Ludivion and his fellow Tahiti amateurs in Group B at the Confederations Cup in Brazil. “We have guys doing different jobs, but nine of the squad are unemployed. …

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