The victory and score have been possible because the amateurs of the Pacific not crowded their own penalty area but played open trying to score at least once. It was the first time in the history of the Tahitian squad when met a football team from Europe, and unfortunately for them, or fortunately, was even the best, the World and European champion.
And the Spaniards, even if Vicente Del Bosque fielded in big part reserves did not go ahead and basically they scored whenever they had the chance. Fernando Torres four times, three times David Villa, two goals David Silva and once Juan Mata found the net defended by Mikael Roche. Fernando Torres also missed a penalty shot.
The World Champion started the match with the next team: Reina – Azpilicueta, Sergio Ramos, Albiol, Nacho Monreal – Santi Cazorla, Javi Marina, David Silva, Juan Mata, David Villa – Fernando Torres. During the game were introduced Jesus Navas, Cesc Fabregas and Iniesta.
Spain qualified for the finals of the competition after just two rounds. With six points from two matches, the Iberian grouping will finish first and will meet in the semifinals Italy or Brazil.
Spain – Tahiti 10-0 is a record in terms of goal difference at the final stage of a FIFA tournament. Three matches in a FIFA tournament ended with a difference of nine goals: Hungary – South Korea (9-0 at the World Cup in 1954), Yugoslavia – Zaire (9-0 at the World Cup in 1974) and Hungary – El Salvador (10-1 at the World Cup in 1982). Thus Spain equaled the record for goals scored in a FIFA match settled by Hungarians in 1982.
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