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All Whites draw with Peru

November 12, 2017

New Zealand have held Peru to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their 2018 World Cup play-off.

A record crowd of 38,000 watched as the All Whites keep their World Cup hopes alive.

Peru ranked 10th in the world, dominated the first half and should have scored as goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic was forced to make a goal-line clearance.

Marinovic then tipped Aldo Corzo’s headed effort over the bar in the second half while New Zealand captain Winston Reid produced a number of blocks.

The All Whites almost stole a victory late on as midfielder Ryan Thomas’ shot flashed wide of the post.

Burnley striker Chris Wood, who was carrying a slight hamstring injury, made a late substitute appearance and forced a save out of Pedro Gallese with his first touch.

Peru are seeking to end a 36-year World Cup drought, while New Zealand – ranked 122 – are hoping to make only their finals appearance.

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1

Good job all whites

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All whites/New zealand so close to winning so that's why i wanted to tell you guys just go hard and do your best out there.

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The All Whites/New Zealand were so close to getting a goal