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Coach confident NZ's Nelsen will be fit for qualifier

October 5, 2009
By Reuters
New Zealand assistant coach Brian Turner is confident captain Ryan Nelsen will be fit for the crucial first leg of their World Cup qualifying playoff against Bahrain on Saturday.

Nelsen missed Blackburn Rovers' 6-2 defeat by Arsenal in the English Premier League on Sunday with a back injury, but Turner said he expected Nelsen would lead his country in Manama.

"Our physio Roland Jeffery spoke to Ryan overnight and while he couldn't take part against Arsenal, he's having treatment and ...

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