Re­fu­elling de­lays All Whites

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Lima: Af­ter an un­sched­uled re­fu­elling stop, the All Whites have ar­rived in Peru, about 30 hours af­ter their ri­vals for the World Cup qual­i­fier in Lima on Thurs­day.

In a hitch to their al­ready tir­ing schedule, their flight was de­layed for three hours be­cause of the re­fu­elling, fol­low­ing a stopover in Buenos Aires.

The All Whites ar­rived at Lima air­port just af­ter mid­night on Mon­day and were quickly es­corted to their team bus for their trip to their ho­tel.

The Peru side seem­ingly has had a march on the All Whites on the travel side, as they left on a pri­vate char­ter jet soon af­ter the drawn first leg of the qual­i­fier at Wellington’s West­pac Sta­dium on Satur­day. How­ever, All Whites coach An­thony Hud­son said that the fact his side was able to get the vi­tal first 24 hours of re­cov­ery in in the rel­a­tive com­fort of their Wellington ho­tel was an ad­van­tage.

The game at a sold-out Es­ta­dio Na­cional de Lima de­cides which team will play in the 2018 World Cup in Rus­sia.

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