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  1. New Zealand 1-1 Slovakia
    Tuesday, 15 June Match report
  2. Italy 1-1 New Zealand
    Sunday, 20 June Match report
  3. Paraguay 0-0 New Zealand
    Thursday, 24 June Match report

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3 Total New Zealand
5|11 Total New Zealand
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2 Total New Zealand
1 Total New Zealand
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56|35 Total New Zealand
6|0 Total New Zealand

Team profile

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw could be forgiven for watching enviously as his country's footballers compete in their first World Cup since 1982. The weight of expectation in rugby-mad New Zealand has proved a heavy burden for the All Blacks, but there is no such pressure on Ricki Herbert's squad. After all, this is a side whose proudest World Cup moment is a 5-2 defeat by Scotland.

New Zealand benefited from Australia's switch to Asian qualifying, coasting past Oceania rivals Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji before holding their nerve in a play-off against Bahrain. They are the lowest ranked side at the World Cup, and with good reason - in recent years they have lost to Thailand, Tanzania and Botswana. They were outclassed by Spain at last year's Confederations Cup, when they found themselves 4-0 down inside 27 minutes, but have since switched from 4-4-2 to a five-man backline, which should prevent any embarrassing scorelines.

Squad List

NO POS PLAYER CLUB AGE CAPS
1 GK Mark Paston Wellington Phoenix FC 33 26
2 DF Ben Sigmund Wellington Phoenix FC 29 14
3 DF Tony Lochhead Wellington Phoenix FC 28 33
4 DF Winston Reid FC Midtjylland 21 6
5 MF Ivan Vicelich Auckland City FC 33 69
6 DF Ryan Nelsen Blackburn 32 44
7 MF Simon Elliott San Jose Earthquakes 36 66
8 MF Tim Brown Wellington Phoenix FC 29 25
9 FW Shane Smeltz Gold Coast United FC 28 33
10 FW Chris Killen Middlesbrough 28 34
11 MF Leo Bertos Wellington Phoenix FC 28 37
12 GK Glen Moss Melbourne Victory 27 15
13 MF Andrew Barron Team Wellington 29 12
14 FW Rory Fallon Plymouth 28 10
15 MF Michael McGlinchey Motherwell 23 5
16 MF Aaron Clapham Canterbury United 23 0
17 DF David Mulligan Wellington Phoenix FC 28 25
18 DF Andy Boyens Red Bull New York 26 15
19 DF Tommy Smith Ipswich 20 7
20 FW Chris Wood West Brom 18 12
21 MF Jeremy Christie Wellington Phoenix FC 27 24
22 FW Jeremy Brockie North Queensland Fury FC 22 19
23 GK James Bannatyne Team Wellington 35 3

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Group A Teams W D L GD PTS
Uruguay 2 1 0 4 7
Mexico 1 1 1 1 4
South Africa 1 1 1 -2 4
France 0 1 2 -3 1
Group B Teams W D L GD PTS
Argentina 3 0 0 6 9
South Korea 1 1 1 -1 4
Greece 1 0 2 -3 3
Nigeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group C Teams W D L GD PTS
USA 1 2 0 1 5
England 1 2 0 1 5
Slovenia 1 1 1 0 4
Algeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group D Teams W D L GD PTS
Germany 2 0 1 4 6
Ghana 1 1 1 0 4
Australia 1 1 1 -3 4
Serbia 1 0 2 -1 3
Group E Teams W D L GD PTS
Netherlands 3 0 0 4 9
Japan 2 0 1 2 6
Denmark 1 0 2 -3 3
Cameroon 0 0 3 -3 0
Group F Teams W D L GD PTS
Paraguay 1 2 0 2 5
Slovakia 1 1 1 -1 4
New Zealand 0 3 0 0 3
Italy 0 2 1 -1 2
Group G Teams W D L GD PTS
Brazil 2 1 0 3 7
Portugal 1 2 0 7 5
Ivory Coast 1 1 1 1 4
North Korea 0 0 3 -11 0
Group H Teams W D L GD PTS
Spain 2 0 1 2 6
Chile 2 0 1 1 6
Switzerland 1 1 1 0 4
Honduras 0 1 2 -3 1

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