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Nelsen ready for Bahrain showdown
Published : 10 Nov 2009 10:57:27
They face Bahrain in Wellington on Saturday with the scores locked at 0-0 after the first leg of the World Cup play-off. New Zealand last got to the finals in 1982 and Nelsen said: "The game is a 40,000 sell-out - it is creating huge interest. "I haven't had the opportunity to play in too many big games for New Zealand but this promises to be something special and I can't wait. "If we were to reach the finals for only the second time in our history, it would be absolutely massive for football in New Zealand. "It would inspire a whole new generation and encourage more youngsters to stay in the game."