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NZ Loss A Bitter Pill For Bahrain

NZ Loss A Bitter Pill For Bahrain

Wellington, Nov 15 NZPA - A fired-up New Zealand team, urged on by a full house of fervent fans, last night extinguished Bahrain's hopes of making the 2010 World Cup soccer finals in South Africa.

All Whites In Line For Halberg Award?

All Whites In Line For Halberg Award?

Wellington, Nov 15 NZPA - The All Whites for the 2009 Halberg Award?

That was the word here last night after the New Zealand soccer team claimed their place in the 2010 World Cup finals by beating Bahrain 1-0.

Crowd Support Brought Us Home, Says Nelsen

By Amelia Romanos of NZPA

Wellington, Nov 15 NZPA - The 35,000 fans who crowded into Wellington's stadium for New Zealand's World Cup soccer qualifier last night helped lift the team to victory, All Whites captain Ryan Nelsen says.

Paston's Path From Zero To Hero

By Amelia Romanos of NZPA

Wellington, Nov 15 NZPA - All Whites goalkeeper Mark Paston capped his zero-to-hero transformation with a penalty save in New Zealand's 1-0 soccer win over Bahrain in Wellington last night.

Herbert Hopes World Cup Pot Will Be Well Spent

Herbert Hopes World Cup Pot Will Be Well Spent

By Amelia Romanos of NZPA

Wellington, Nov 15 NZPA - All Whites coach Ricki Herbert hopes the money that comes with his team's qualification for the 2010 World Cup soccer finals will not be squandered.

All Whites Lift Roof In Milan

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Milan, Nov 15 NZPA - As the good people of Milan walked their dogs or sipped their espressos on a grey Saturday morning, about 100 Kiwis crammed into a tiny bar and lifted the roof.

White Is The New Black

White Is The New Black

By Amelia Romanos of NZPA

Wellington, Nov 15 NZPA - "White is the new black". These words on Rory Fallon's t-shirt last night summed up the new mood of New Zealand sport.

Sony Offers Young Kiwis The Chance To Follow The All Whites To 2010 Fifa World Cup

The All Whites' victory will be even sweeter for one lucky New Zealander who will appear on-field at the World Cup Finals as Sony's official 2010 FIFA World Cup Flag Bearer.

Lotto Players Around The Country Can Make Their Wish Lists Come True

Lotto Players Around The Country Can Make Their Wish Lists Come True

Three Lotto players from Whangaparaoa, Waitakere, and Dunedin won't care about football tonight, it'll be Lotto balls they'll be dreaming about after winning a $333,333 share of Lotto's First Division in this evening's draw, says NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive, Todd McLeay.

Battered All Blacks Sneak Win Over Italy

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Milan, Nov 14 NZPA - Luke McAlister's boot eased the All Blacks to an unconvincing 20-6 test rugby win over Italy after a brutal forward battle at a packed San Siro here today.