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31/10/2009
1:1 (0:1)
  • Jack HOBSON-McVEIGH (90'+1)
  • Engin BEKDEMIR (17')

Summary

Kiwis make miracle moment

New Zealand grabbed a stoppage-time equaliser against Group D winners Turkey to earn a third straight draw and a place in the second round.

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Coaches

Stephen CAIN (NZL)
(TUR) Abdullah ERCAN

Officials

Referee: Martin VAZQUEZ (URU)Assistant Referee 1: Carlos PASTORINO (URU)Assistant Referee 2: Miguel NIEVAS (URU)Fourth official: Mohamed BENOUZA (ALG)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 34)


Latest Comments:
Kauri00
01/11/2009 at 20:56
Kauri00 (New Zealand)
Well that was something to behold.. Jack Hobson-McVeigh must have had a real rush of blood to the head and just in time I might add. I was wondering when a NZder was going make a mark and back himself for a bit of brilliance and that was it. Well done! Good luck for the next round.
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guerrero3722
01/11/2009 at 20:43
Nicely done New Zealand!! Good luck in the knockout round...unless of course you face the US. haha
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ToddNo1
01/11/2009 at 06:50
ToddNo1 (New Zealand)
just great I thought we played alot better and each set piece we looked a chance,nice to go through to last 16(in the world)just for the sake of saying it, with a first class goal and not going out to a deflected shot,our defence looks pretty solid just need to close the shots down. ps can someone tell the commentators how say our Keepers name its Turipa not Turpia and it's Coey not Joey. KEEP IT GOING GUYS my 7yr old wants to be like you at a World Cup one day. Hope Sepp says something nice about Oceania.
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Statistics

7Shots22
5Corner kicks9
1Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
39%Possession (%)61%
  • Turkey Coach Abdullah Ercan
  • New Zealand Coach Stephen Cain
  • New Zealand's Tim Pilkington (R) and Turkey's Suleyman Ozdamar in action
  • New Zealand's Josh Morrison (L) and Turkey's Nurettin Kayaoglu in action
  • New Zealand's Thomas Spragg and Turkey's Ufuk Ozbek
  • New Zealand's Thomas Spragg and Turkey's Ufuk Ozbek (R) in action
"We knew that it would be difficult for us to get a point or a win because the Turks are one of the best teams here in Nigeria. Now we are through to the next round and I couldn't believe it when the shot went in. I can't believe that New Zealand has put Netherlands and Brazil out of the World Cup." Stephen Cain, New Zealand coach