bahrain showdown

Nelsen to lead New Zealand for World Cup play-off

September 29, 2009
New Zealand have chosen a 19-man squad, captained by Blackburn Rovers defender Ryan Nelsen, for next month's first leg of their World Cup play-off against Bahrain.

With the exception of suspended goalkeeper Glen Moss, New Zealand coach Ricki Herbert was able to name a full-strength side for the away leg of a playoff he hopes will take the All Whites to their first World Cup in 28 years.

"It's an incredibly important couple of fixtures and I'm delighted to be able to name the ...

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