Posts Tagged "New Zealand"

New Zealand Revive Memories Of The Summer Of 1982

By on Nov 14, 2009 in History, Latest | 1 comment

It has taken twenty-eight years, but New Zealand are back on the global stage in world football. Their 1-0 win against Bahrain this morning saw them through to the World Cup finals next summer. A record crowd for a football match in the country of over 35,000 packed out The Westpac Stadium in Wellington. After a 0-0 draw in the first leg in the Middle East, a single...

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The Confederations Cup: New Zealand 0 – 5 Spain

By on Jun 14, 2009 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

Iker Casillas is a one club man. He first signed for Real Madrid Juniors at the age of ten, and has been at the Bernebau ever since. He has played almost three hundred and fifty matches for Real and, at the age of twenty-eight, has also made ninety-three matches for Spain as well. Considering that Real can get crowds of anything up to 10,000 for their training...

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The Confederations Cup – A (Very) Rough Guide

By on Jun 13, 2009 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

For some people, the end of the football season in years that end with odd numbers means a return to the real world. For two and a half months they become normal people, spending time with family and friends, allowing their sofas and their wallets to recover from the arduous few months that have just passed and giving every impression of being normal, well-rounded...

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The Long & Winding Road

By on Nov 29, 2007 in Latest | 0 comments

I’m having a rare night off tonight, to refresh my frazzled batteries. So, I’m giving this place over the good people at Sportsfreak for their analysis of the current travails of the New Zealand football team. They could be set to make the World Cup Finals for the first time in nearly three decades. On the other side of the world from Europe, twelve...

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