Tiny Little New Zealand Qualifies for the 2010 FIFA World Cup!!

Jump to Last Post 1-8 of 8 discussions (13 posts)
  1. Pearldiver profile image72
    Pearldiverposted 12 years ago

    In 1982 NZ qualified for the FIFA World Cup for the first time ever.  Today, 27 years later; some of the sons of those 1982 players were fielded against Bahrain to determine the group qualifying.
    Bahrain only needed a draw; but NZ had to win the match.
    NZ won 1-0 after our keeper saved a Bahrain direct penalty from being scored.
    (No sheep were injured before or during the match! smile However: I can not say with any authority; if any sheep were invited to the after match celebrations in the backcountry yikes)

    You don't have to comment; but if you do; please excuse my total lack of forum niceness....... I'm going Fishing lol

    1. Antonio Martinez1 profile image90
      Antonio Martinez1posted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Ten years later, I still believe that New Zealand was the fun team to watch during the 2010 World Cup. Having written about the team's progress from 2004 to 2010, I found that this was a team that whether you had allegiances to New Zealand or a casual neutral, you could not help but root for the nation, especially after their first foray in 1982.

      I know that I would love to see New Zealand back in 2022 and at least 2026 in the United States.

  2. profile image0
    ryankettposted 12 years ago

    Congrats..... my team had Chris Killen on loan last year, he was absolutely pants for us and we sent him back to Celtic. Sorry, but he just was! Can we all expect to see a few hubs about the world cup from you now?

    1. Pearldiver profile image72
      Pearldiverposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah Chris Killen had a very average game and was subbed in the second half. Don't be sorry mate; He's not the flashest player for sure and missed a couple of good opportunities. But the key thing with the kiwis is that half the team aren't even professional and they didn't have much support from our sports bodies. Maybe, on the hub thing. hmm
      Ireland's got France to sort out in this round.

  3. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 12 years ago

    hey, PD, that's exciting! congrats to NZ!

    1. Pearldiver profile image72
      Pearldiverposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Cheers rebekahELLE, Soccer here is totally overshadowed by Rugby and the All Blacks.  I used to coach - 8 years of it.

  4. chenmikehk profile image39
    chenmikehkposted 12 years ago

    well done! but will NZ be the whipping boy at the finals?

    1. Pearldiver profile image72
      Pearldiverposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      No.. Don't think so.. they're used to being the underdogs.. they're in the finals... for NZ that is worth millions.. so they have already shown their worth.. come what may smile

      1. chenmikehk profile image39
        chenmikehkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Good. I love underdogs. Come on NZ. Give them big boys some sticks.

  5. Eaglekiwi profile image75
    Eaglekiwiposted 12 years ago

    The little nation with  BIG attitude smile

    I remember still ,dragging my kids outta bed ,woffing down toast n weetbix to get to soccer games on a frosty Sat mornin ,lol...Youngest loved playin Goalie at the junior level , he was quite focused and seemed to just love the contact and mud n blood lol.

    He left to play Rugby ,and his learned soccer skills helped him tremoundously!!

    Now he prefers playin Mafia Wars ( online virtual game) lol

    but what kid doesnt play sports in New Zealand wink

    Go New Zealand Go get 'em!

  6. prettydarkhorse profile image58
    prettydarkhorseposted 12 years ago

    Good job for them,,,,

  7. Ultimate Hubber profile image64
    Ultimate Hubberposted 12 years ago

    That's awesome!

    Kiwis are doing good in sports. Played ICC champions trophy final too.
    ROCK ON!

  8. Will Apse profile image88
    Will Apseposted 12 years ago

    Did they use sheep as goal posts in Bahrain?


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)