BRISBANE, Australia, Oct 8 (Reuters) - New Zealand captain
Ryan Nelsen has been ruled out of his country's two World Cup
qualifying matches against Fiji later this month.
Nelson, who plays for English Premier League club
Blackburn's Rovers, missed Sunday's 2-1 win against Birmingham
with a hamstring injury.
Subsequent scans have ruled him out of Saturday's World Cup
qualifier in Auckland and the return leg in Lautoka, Fiji on
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