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All Whites to rely on new-look defence

June 3, 2010
By Soccernet staff
The new-look New Zealand back three including youngsters Tommy Smith and Winston Reid looks set to remain intact for the World Cup after coach Ricki Herbert hinted there would be few changes from the team which beat Serbia 1-0 in a warm-up on Saturday.

Smith, 20, and Reid, 21, have just five international caps between them but they appear to have displaced experienced campaigners Ivan Vicelich and Ben Sigmund, the players who helped New Zealand qualify for the tournament, from the positions ...

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