Spain Vs Tahiti FIFA Confederations Cup Preview

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on June 19 2013 2:11 PM
Spain Vs Tahiti FIFA Confederations Cup Preview

 

Beginning the tournament with a tough 2-1 victory over a talented Uruguay squad, Spain set themselves up with an opportunity to advance to the cup semifinals. Preparing to take on Group B opponent Tahiti - who will enter following a miserable 6-1 loss to Nigeria in their opener - the Spaniards are in prime position to claim 3 more points while increasing their chances of winning another trophy.

 

Spain vs Tahiti

The Spanish face the Tahitians at the FIFA Confederations Cup. Soccer pundits expect Spain to win but with the Tahitians giving a fight. Includes preview, team news, probable lineups, recent form, live streaming, and prediction.

Beginning the tournament with a tough 2-1 victory over a talented Uruguay squad, Spain set themselves up with an opportunity to advance to the cup semifinals. Preparing to take on Group B opponent Tahiti - who will enter following a miserable 6-1 loss to Nigeria in their opener - the Spaniards are in prime position to claim 3 more points while increasing their chances of winning another trophy.

Team News

Spain

Defender Cesar Azpilicueta could win his third cap for the senior side, while the likes of David Silva and Jesus Navas are also set to make their first appearances of the tournament.

Tahiti

Tahiti have no new injury concerns after Nicolas Vallar overcame an ankle knock to play 53 minutes of the opening defeat against Nigeria.

Midfielder Jonathan Tehau scored the island nation's first ever goal in a major tournament against the African outfit and should keep his place in the starting XI.

Probable Lineups

Spain (4-3-3): Casillas (GK); Azpilicueta, Albiol, Martinez, Monreal; Fábregas, Cazorla, Mata; Silva, Torres, Villa

Tahiti (5-4-1): Samin (GK); Simon, Ludivion, Vallar, Caroine, Vero; Bourebare, Tehau, Chong-Hue, Vahinua; Tehau

Recent Form

Spain: W/W/W/W/W

Tahiti: L/W/D/L/L/L

Live Streaming

Spain and Tahiti will meet in a Group B match-up on Thursday, June 20th. Scheduled to begin at 2:45pm EDT (11:45am PST), the match can be seen on both the ESPN television network and UniMas TV. An on-line live stream will also be offered through WatchESPN beginning at 2:45pm, EDT (11:45am PST). In Spain, the local television network Television Espana will be broadcasting this match.

Prediction

Spain 6-0 Tahiti

Spain have great form and a lineup. They are impenetrable to some teams while somewhat breakable to others. Tahiti are not one of these teams.

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