Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Sporting Alert) – Spain made 10 changes to its starting line-up, but still managed to hammer Tahiti 10-0 in their FIFA Confederations Cup clash at Estadio do Maracana – recurring the biggest margin in a senior FIFA tournament.
Spain v Tahiti 10-0 Video Highlights
Chelsea forward Fernando Torres scored four goals, to become only the third player to net so many in a Confederations Cup, but did miss a 77th minute penalty.
Barcelona striker David Villa scored a hat-trick, while David Silva scored a brace and Juan Mata added another in the comfortable victory for Spain, who moved top of the table standings in Group B with six points.
The World and Euro champions also have a healthy goal difference of +11.
Despite the win though, Spain still haven’t qualified for the second round and will wait to see the result of the second group game between Nigeria and Uruguay.
Spain v Tahiti Teams
Spain: Reina, Azpilicueta, Albiol, Sergio Ramos, Monreal, Cazorla, Javi Martinez, Silva, Mata, Torres, Villa
Subs: Casillas, Pique, Iniesta, Xavi, Fabregas, Pedro, Soldado, Busquets, Arbeloa, Jordi Alba, Jesus Navas, Valdes
Tahiti: Roche, Aitamai, Jonathan Tehau, Vallar, Ludivion, Lemaire, Vahirua, Bourebare, Caroine, Alvin Tehau, Chong Hue
Subs: Meriel, Wagemann, Faatiarau, Teaonui Tehau, Atani, Aroita, Lorenzo Tehau, Tihoni, Simon, Vero, Hnanyine, Samin
Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria)