25 June 2010

All Whites Shoulda Been Half-Packed by now.

"There is nothing to fear," says coach Ricki Herbert of their match against Paraguay tomorrow.

IAIN McGREGOR/Stuff

MAKE MOST OF IT: Ricki Herbert and his All Whites are ready.

The All Whites were supposedly meant to have had their bags half-packed by now but instead, for the third time in 10 days, they are preparing for the game of their lives at this World Cup.

The 1-1 draw against Slovakia was the sporting highlight of the year for many New Zealanders but that match's status was quickly overtaken by the stunning 1-1 draw with Italy.

Now the do-or-die clash against Paraguay at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane tomorrow morning (2am NZ time) looms as not only the sporting event of the year, but the biggest match to date in New Zealand football history.

Potentially, it could also be one of New Zealand sport's finest hours.

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