NEW ZEALAND coach Ricki Herbert admits there will be plenty of nerves in tonight's potential history-making World Cup clash against Paraguay.
It's D-Day for Italy as Marcello Lippi's men aim to turn their World Cup around against Slovakia, while Denmark and Japan fight it out for the remaining qualifying spot in Group E.
NEW Zealand coach Ricki Herbert plans to give Paraguay a hard time in today's final Group F match as his side look to create another piece of history.
NEW ZEALAND coach Ricki Herbert felt it was important to keep emotions in check after his side's momentous draw against Italy.
A CONTROVERSIAL Vincenzo Iaquinta penalty spared champions Italy from World Cup embarrassment against minnows New Zealand yesterday.
ITALY'S confidence is so brittle that the holders are talking about the threat posed by New Zealand in today's Group F clash rather than boldly predicting how they will destroy the 78th-ranked team.
CHRIS Killen is hoping to earn a new job out of New Zealand's World Cup adventure.
North Korea gave Brazil a scare yesterday as the tournament sprung into life. All eyes will be on Spain today who will be looking to get their World Cup off to a positive start.
NEW ZEALAND boss Ricki Herbert hailed his team's 1-1 World Cup draw with Slovakia as the best result in the nation's football history.
NEW Zealand manager Ricki Herbert hailed his team's 1-1 World Cup draw with Slovakia as the best result in the nation's football history and immediately began dreaming of producing something similar against Italy.
WINSTON Reid scored a dramatic equaliser deep into injury time to give New Zealand their first-ever point in the World Cup finals.
The football at this year's World Cup hasn't set the heather alight so far but today's star-studded match between the Ivory Coast and Portugal could provide the tournament with a much-needed spark.
COACH Ricki Herbert is hoping Plymouth's Rory Fallon and Middlesborough's Chris Killen can deliver the goals to give New Zealand a World Cup to remember. Fallon and former Hibs and Celtic striker Killen were named up front in the side to face Slovakia in today's Group F match in the Royal Bafokeng stadium in a team which also contained captain Ryan Nelsen from Blackburn and Tommy Smith from Ipswich.
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