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Nelsen reaches the World Cup with All Whites

Nelsen reaches the World Cup with All Whites

Ryan Nelsen and New Zealand have done it! They have reached South Africa 2010 and joined in the party for next summers world cup!

They beat Bahrain 1-0 to win 1-0 on aggregate over two legs and it is only the second time New Zealand have reached the competition.

New Zealand skipper Ryan Nelsen, paid tribute to the 35,100 fans in Wellington - a record for a football match in the country.

Ryan Nelsen, speaking to the media in New Zealand - 'The crowd was incredible and I don't know if we could have won it without them,'

'They were our 12th man today and they got us home. I've played in some incredible atmospheres but this is right up there.'

A massive well done to the Blackburn skipper and his team mates!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Saturday November 14 2009
Time: 10:05AM

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A great effort by new zealand, bet they are going bonkers, if anyone sees Desert Kiwi over the weekend can they please get him to a nearby hospital for alcohol poisoning?!
Mikey Delap
14/11/2009 10:07:00
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thanks Mikey, I'll pass that advice on to my missus. I've been grinning like a cheshire cat since the final whistle... Prob won't hit the booze though, have a 9 week old needing feeding all night. Relieved though - hardly slept last night through nerves. Nelsen was a colossus at the back as you'd expect. Gotta feel for Bahrain, though, they miss out again at the last hurdle. They must have been gutted when Paston saved the penalty. Oh well, boo-hoo, WE WON, we won, we won...
Desert Kiwi
14/11/2009 10:40:00
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wooohooo the group of death is almost on! England, Australia, New Zealand and hopefully the Irish!!!
sasman
14/11/2009 13:34:00
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Group of death? I'd take that group in a heart-beat! England and NZ would easily qualify! ;-)
FreidelNo.1
14/11/2009 13:47:00
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oh you didnt go there freidel....actually, I'd be quiet confident....england really cant win anything....and ireland, well they have keith andrews lol....Australia and New Zealand to top the group!
sasman
14/11/2009 16:05:00
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haha yeah can't wait to England fold like a deck of cards... actually a better analogy would be 'I can't wait till England fold like England' hahaa. Nice work by the All Whites. Saw some highlights- the crowd was going crazy. Congrats, hope we draw the same group
retroflair31
14/11/2009 16:22:00
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on another note, Australia 2-1 Qatar... Emerton scoring an absolute cracker of a goal
retroflair31
14/11/2009 16:23:00
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Great result.. the Kiwis have a real spine to their team.. the keeper Paston is pretty good, saved a pen on the night, your very own Nelsen of course, plus Chris Killen and Rory Fallon up front. In truth, getting to the World Cup is their big achievement, and they may get walloped when they get there, but it's great to see rugby union take third place at the moment (the league boys being world cupwinners) over here.
Auckland Owl
14/11/2009 21:11:00
0
mmate as long as u get there, who knows what happens! well done
sasman
14/11/2009 22:05:00
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Get in. You little beauties!
Kiwivillan
14/11/2009 23:47:00
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