All Whites one step closer to World Cup

September 6, 2017

The All Whites are one step closer to the 2018 football World Cup after drawing with the Solomon Islands 2-2 in Honiara.

New Zealand won the first leg of the tie 6-1 in Auckland last week and will now play the fifth placed South American side in November.

The winner of that game will get a spot in the World Cup in Russia.

In front of a boisterous crowd at Lawson Tama Stadium, the All Whites started strongly in the heat and humidity of Honiara.

Myer Bevan opened the All Whites accounts 10 minutes into the match and then went 2-0 up 10 minutes later through a Solomon Islands own goal.

Solomon Islands got on the scoreboard when All Whites defender Andrew Durante brought down Micah Lea’alafa to give the home side a penalty which Lea’alafa duly converted. With quarter of an hour remaining the All Whites conceded a second penalty when Sam Brotherton was ruled to have taken out an opposition player and Henry Fa’arodo stabbed in the equaliser.

The squad was missing several players including Winston Reid, Chris Wood, Ryan Thomas, Marco Rojas, Tommy Smith, and Michael McGlinchey.

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