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Largest Confederations Cup win, Spain whips Tahiti 10-0

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2013 | 4:23 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP):

World Cup winner Spain routed the Pacific islanders from Tahiti 10-0 today — a result that wasn't as bad as some had suggested beforehand.




Tahiti coach Eddy Etaeta said he feared Spain might score 15 or 20.



Still, the winning margin was the largest in a Confederations Cup match.



The previous record margin was six, when Brazil beat Saudi Arabia 8-2 in 1999 and when Brazil beat Australia 6-0 in 1997.



Fernando Torres, who missed a penalty late in the match, scored four goals.



David Villa added three goals, David Silva had two and Juan Mata had one.



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