FIFA.com spoke exclusively to some of Bahrain's players after their defeat to New Zealand in the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa play-offs.
Global qualifying for South Africa 2010 commenced in the Oceania zone in mid-2007 and culminated over two years later as New Zealand qualified.
New sporting legends have been created in New Zealand as the All Whites reached the greatest stage, after a 28-year wait and no little drama.
New Zealand coach Ricki Herbert admitted it was "incredible" to see his men emulate the efforts of the 1982 side by reaching South Africa 2010.
Rory Fallon's goal on the stroke of half-time ensured New Zealand's progression to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, ending a 28-year absence.
The New Zealand capital of Wellington is awash with football fever as the All Whites prepare to take on Bahrain for a berth at South Africa 2010.