Confederations Cup

June 23, 2013



8 - 0


Group B

19:00 +00:00, June 23, 2013

Arena Pernambuco

Uruguay 8-0 Tahiti

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Abel Hernandez scored four goals as Uruguay secured their place in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup with a thumping win over whipping boys Tahiti.

Hernandez completed his hat-trick before half-time before adding his fourth from the penalty spot on 66 minutes.

  • Tyler on Uruguay win
  • Luis Suarez also weighed in with a late double - which saw him past Diego Forlan as Uruguay's all-time leading goalscorer - to go with strikes from Diego Perez and Nicolas Lodeiro as Tahiti bowed out of the tournament having conceded 23 times in their three group games.

    Uruguay's work was only soured by the 51st-minute dismissal of Andres Scotti who will now miss the last-four clash with hosts Brazil in Belo Horizonte on Wednesday.

    Tahiti also finished the game with 10 men after Teheivarii Ludivion was shown a second yellow card on the hour.

    Spain had put 10 past the Oceania champions last time out and a similar scoreline immediately loomed likely when Hernandez headed in the opener at the back post from a second-minute corner.

    The striker had to wait until the 24th minute for his second, when he beat the offside trap, before Perez made it 3-0 soon after when he tapped in after his initial header came off the post.

    Hernandez completed his hat-trick in first-half injury-time when picked his spot after being played in behind a static defence.

    After the break Scotti saw a penalty saved by Gilbert Meriel before he was harshly sent off for a foul on Steevy Chong Hue.

    It mattered not as Ludivion also saw red and after Lodeiro and Hernandez added further damage Suarez struck his double to move to 35 goals in his Uruguay career.

    Scoring Summary

    Uruguay Tahiti
    Abel Hernandez (2') 
    Abel Hernandez (24') 
    Diego Pérez (27') 
    Abel Hernandez (45') 
    Nicolás Lodeiro (61') 
    Abel Hernandez (pen 67') 
    Luis Suárez (82') 
    Luis Suárez (90') 


    Uruguay Tahiti
    23 Martín Silva22 Gilbert Meriel
    19 Andrés Scotti10 Nicolas Vallar
    Sebastián Coates4 Teheivarii Ludivion
    13 Matías Aguirregaray17 Jonathan Tehau
    Walter Gargano19 Simon Vincent
    Sebastián Eguren16 Ricky Aitamai
    Álvaro PereiraMarama Vahirua
    15 Diego Pérez6 Henri Caroine
    11 Abel Hernandez13 Steevy Chong Hue
    18 Gaston Ramirez15 Lorenzo Tehau
    14 Nicolás Lodeiro21 Samuel Hnanyine
    10 Diego ForlánStephane Faatiarau 8
    Diego LuganoHeimano Bourebare 7
    Cristian RodriguezAlvin Tehau 2
    21 Edinson CavaniTeaonui Tehau 9
    17 Egidio ArévaloStanley Atani 11
    22 Martín CáceresMikael Roche 1
    Diego GodínTamatoa Wagemann 5
    16 Maxi PereiraXavier Samin 23
    Fernando MusleraEdson Lemaire 12
    Luis SuárezYannick Vero 20
    12 Juan CastilloRainui Aroita 14
    20 Alvaro GonzálezTihoni Yohann 18
    Luis Suárez for Gaston Ramirez (69)
    Edson Lemaire for Ricky Aitamai (53)
     Stanley Atani for Lorenzo Tehau (71)
     Tihoni Yohann for Samuel Hnanyine (88)
    Yellow Cards
    Andrés Scotti (42)
    Teheivarii Ludivion (8)
    Diego Pérez (84)
    Nicolas Vallar (49)
     Steevy Chong Hue (66)
    Red Cards
    Andrés Scotti (51)
    Teheivarii Ludivion (59)
    · Squads: Uruguay | Tahiti