Rio de Janeiro - FIFA says Nigeria's opening goal of the Confederations Cup will be ruled an own-goal by Tahiti captain Nicolas Vallar.
Nigeria defender Uwa Echiejile was originally credited with the goal, which came in the fifth minute of Monday's match in Belo Horizonte. Echiejile's shot deflected off Vallar and past the Tahiti goalkeeper.
FIFA says its Technical Study Group made the decision "after careful review."
Nigeria won the Group B match 6-1, also getting an own-goal from Jonathan Tehau. Echiejile will still get credit for the team's final goal, while Nnamdi Oduamadi scored the other three.
Tehau scored Tahiti's lone goal in the national team's debut at a global football tournament.