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Tahiti living large despite losing big in Brazil

Updated: June 21, 2013, 12:41 PM ET
Associated Press

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By CHRIS LEHOURITES

AP Sports Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Tahiti's national soccer team is living large despite losing big.

The players from the tiny island in the South Pacific, a group of amateurs and one just professional, have caused a stir in the world of big-time soccer this week, winning over fans at the Confederations Cup and even living up to Brazil's image of the "Beautiful Game."

Tahiti didn't beat world champion Spain on Thursday, ...

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