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Tahiti has last chance to delight growing fan base

June 22, 2013

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — The little team with the big heart will have one more chance to entertain its rapidly growing fan base on Sunday at the Confederations Cup.

Tahiti, a team of mostly amateurs that has been outscored 16-1 in their opening two matches at the World Cup warm-up tournament, will face Uruguay at the Arena Pernambuco in their final Group B match.

Although Tahiti has little to play for after being eliminated following a 10-0 drubbing by Spain, Uruguay will be expecting all three points as it tries to reach the semifinals.

Tahiti, however, has won over the Brazilian public and many other football fans around the globe. With only one professional player, the South Pacific islanders qualified for the Confederations Cup by winning the Oceania Nations Cup.

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