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Spain vs Tahiti takes place in the Confederations Cup 2013 soccer tournament on Thursday, in a match that will be the first ever meeting between these two teams. The game will kick off at 3 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
Spain are huge favorites not only to win this game but to win by a devastating margin.
Tahiti won all five of their Oceania Nations Cup games to qualify for the Confederations Cup this year, however, since then they have lost six of their last seven matches. Their goal against Nigeria in their first game was their third in their last seven competitive matches.
Tahiti were also destroyed by Nigeria in their opening encounter, but face much stiffer opposition today in Spain, who are the World Cup and European Cup champions.
Spain in comparison are unbeaten in 23 matches, in a period where they have won 18 and drawn 5. Their last defeat came all the way back in November 2011 when they were beaten 1-0 by England.
Spain's record win was 13-0 against Bulgaria in 1933, but some have suggested they will be able to beat that record win in today's match against Haiti.
In team news Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is expected to make several changes. Chelsea pair Fernando Torres and Juan Mata are among those who could start, having started on the bench for the win against Uruguay.
For Tahiti, captain Nicolas Vallar is a major doubt, having limped off against Nigeria with an ankle injury.
Spain vs Tahiti kicks off at 3 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.