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Mixed emotions for NZ footballer

24 Feb 2011 10:54:23

Mixed emotions for NZ footballer

Blackburn Rovers defender Ryan Nelsen says he experienced a mixture of sadness and joy after the earthquake that struck Christchurch this week.The New Zealand captain was born in the devastated city, where 98 people are known to have died and more than 220 are still missing. Nelsen, 33, sent BBC Sport a text saying: "Family and friends all ok." He also confirmed his sister gave birth to a son after being "knocked over" by the quake and going into labour. Nelsen and wife Monica learned abou.... read more


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