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Iraq frustrated as Kiwis make point

Iraq frustrated as Kiwis make point

New Zealand clung on to frustrate Iraq by holding them to a 0-0 draw in Johannesburg, a result which gave the Kiwis their first ever point at the FIFA Confederations Cup.  Considering that Bafana Bafana were playing in such a crucial game at exactly the same time, the 23,295 supporters that came to Ellis Park Stadium deserve tremendous credit. There was no surprise that they gave their ...

Highlights

Line-up

IRQ
NZL
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Bora MILUTINOVIC (SRB)
(NZL) Ricki HERBERT
Officials
  • Referee: Howard WEBB (ENG)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Michael MULLARKEY (ENG)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Peter KIRKUP (ENG)
  • Fourth official: Jorge LARRIONDA (URU)
  • Fifth official: Mauricio ESPINOSA (URU)
  • Misses next match if booked
  • Absent

Photos

  • Glen Moss of New Zealand (L) saves a shot by Younis Mahmoud of Iraq
  • Alaa Abdul Zahara of Iraq and Nashat Akram look dejected
  • Shane Smeltz of New Zealand battles with Salam Shaker of Iraq
  • Tony Lochhead and Ben Sigmund of New Zealand battle with Younis Mahmoud of Iraq
  • Alaa Abdul Zahra of Iraq looks dejected as his team are knocked out
  • Chris Killen of New Zealand (L) and Basem Abbas of Iraq battle for the ball
  • Alaa Abdul Zahra of Iraq looks on dejected after the FIFA Con
  • Team New Zealand poses for a final team photo
  • Jeremy Brockie of New Zealand is tackled by Basim Abbas of Iraq

Quotes

"I think we've proved a few doubters wrong. It was important we came back with strength and credibility after the last game against South Africa, but even though we'll enjoy the moment, we won't get carried away. We'll move forward with unity, strength and caution as we move towards our play-off for next year's World Cup," Ricki Herbert, New Zealand coach.

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    STATISTICS
    IraqStatisticsNew Zealand
    11Shots12
    4Corner kicks7
    0Yellow cards2
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    49%Possession (%)51%