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Phoenix hold All Whites in good stead

October 27, 2009
By John Iannantuono
It has been extraordinarily windy in Melbourne the past few weeks. In Spring, southeasterly winds are usually accompanied by a fresh crispness, but lately there's been another scent in the air; a scent that usually dies somewhere out in the Tasman.

It has been an incredible month for New Zealand football. The All Whites, the national team, stand on the cusp of World Cup qualification for the first time since 1982, having gained the upper hand in the first leg against Bahrain with an away ...

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