Date:Sunday October 12 2008
Blackburn Rovers skipper Ryan Nelsen is close to fulfilling a dream, playing at the World Cup Finals with New Zealand.
New Zealand topped their Oceania Qualifying Group so now just have a two-legged play-off against the team that finished fifth in the Asia section for the right to play in South Africa, and Nelsen knows that this will be some achievement for the Kiwi's.
Nelsen told Sky Sports: "We are 180 minutes away from the World Cup and in better position that most countries.
"We are an all right team and if we got there it would the equivalent of Brighton beating Manchester City (in the Carling Cup)."
In order to play for (and skipper) his county God has to endure 60-hours of flying (as he did for the match against New Caledonia) but he doesn't mind that!
He added: "The more you worry about something like that, the more it affects you.
"Being captain was really good as I had not played in a long time. It was a good experience and so much fun.
"The guys were brilliant and made everything really enjoyable."
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Date:Sunday October 12 2008
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