Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Zealand...Where?!? All Whites...Who?!?



New Zealand, a land of approximately 4 million people... yes, I know, not a big population.
It is common knowledge that there are more sheep in New Zealand than people.

At the moment the FIFA World Cup Football Tournament is being held in South Africa. And our team, the All Whites qualified for a spot in this huge event. Soccer, or football as it should be called, is not our national sport, and for us this is huge. The last time an All Whites team qualified for the World Cup was in 1982.
Yesterday, the All Whites had their first game and played Slovakia, a European team ranked higher than us. The press didn't give our guys much of a rating, and we went into the game pretty much as the underdogs.  But these young men are committed to their game and especially to the people at home who are supporting them.
Although they did not win, they held Slovakia to a 1-1 draw, and sent the fans and the media into a frenzy. We are on the points table for our pool.... Yahoo!!

Congratulations guys, you did us proud. Next game Italy!

4 comments:

Melissa

Hey thanks for keeping me posted about this. They don't say a thing about NZ over here.

Sammy

Allllllllllllllll whiiiiiiiiiiiiitttttttttttteeeeeessssss

Evette Mendisabal

Go the Kiwi's!!

RA

Such a cute Magpie! :)

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