Not All White on the night

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds -

PARAGUAY............................ 0 NEW ZEALAND ...................... 0 New Zealand’s world Cup fairy­tale came to an end af­ter a goal­less draw with Paraguay.

In the end it was not All white on the night for Ricki Her­bert’s side as Slo­vakia’s win over Italy meant the euro­peans sneaked into sec­ond spot.

But New Zealand fin­ished Group F un­beaten, hav­ing drawn with de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Italy and a tal­ented Paraguay team who qual­i­fied ahead of Ar­gentina.

And an­other res­o­lute per­for­mance by a nation play­ing at only their sec­ond world Cup - the first in 1982 when they lost all three matches and con­ceded 12 goals - will have at least given the fans back home who stayed up for the 2am kick-off New Zealand time some­thing to cheer.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.