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!