New Zealand v Slovakia Result

World Cup 2010 - Group F
Tuesday 15th June
Royal Bafokeng Stadium

New Zealand1 - 1Slovakia
ScorersReid 90
Vittek 50
Yellow Cardsyellow cardLochhead 42
yellow cardStrba 55
LineupsRory Fallon
Chris Killen (C Wood 72)
Shane Smeltz
Leo Bertos
Simon Elliott
Tommy Smith
Ryan Nelsen
Ivan Vicelich (J Christie 78)
Winston Reid
Tony Lochhead
Mark Paston
Zdeno Strba
Jan Durica
Radoslav Zabavnik
Marek Cech
Martin Skrtel
Jan Mucha
Vladimir Weiss (J Kucka 90)
Marek Hamsik
Stanislav Sestak (F Holosko 81)
Robert Vittek (M Stoch 84)
Erik Jendrisek
Corners310
On Target22
Fouls1715
Offside01

These two teams meet in Rustenburg for this Group F match with both sides looking to claim the win, New Zealand produced some stunning performances to qualify for the tournament and they will be itching to get started. Slovakia however will be expected to claim the win and if they can they will be in a good position to move forward to the knock-out stages. Group F also contains Italy and Paraguay so it looks like there will be three teams fighting for that second spot behind the Italians and the Slovaks will fancy their chances. They surprised many with their performances in qualifying and look to have built a strong squad who are capable of matching most of the big teams on their day.

The New Zealanders are playing in their first World Cup for some time and according to the betting are likely to struggle in this group, they are no mugs though and will fancy their chances of causing an upset.

New Zealand | Slovakia

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World Cup Squads and Key Players

If either of these teams are to make an impact at this Summer's World cup then they will need all of their best players fit and on form which makes the team news vital. Neither side are blessed with strength and depth with New Zealand particularly thin on the ground, they will be looking to their captain Ryan Nelson of Blackburn to lead the line and organise the defence.

The Slovaks do have a larger pool of players on offer and they will be hoping their key men can steer clear of injuries in the build up to this match, they will be looking towards the likes of Martin Skrtel and Robert Vittek to lead the team to three points.

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Past Meetings

Unsurprisingly there have been no previous meetings between the two with Slovakia a relatively young country and New Zealand more famous for their rugby, sill their first meeting could not be more important as there are three World Cup points up for grabs. A win for either side will give them one foot in the last 16 with Italy to come for both sides which will be difficult, Slovakia will feel they can beat New Zealand and leave them with a showdown with Paraguay for that second spot.

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Qualifying Statistics

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Goal Stats - Last 0 Games Results
BTTS
0
W
0
L
0
D

Slovakia have won 70.00%, drawn 10.00% and lost 20.00% of their last 10 games.

Slovakia have kept a clean sheet in 4 of their last 10 games, going on to win 7 and draw 1 of these matches.

Slovakia have failed to score in 3 of their last 10 games.

Goal Stats - Last 10 Games
BTTS
7
W
2
L
1
D
UKRAINE
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0 - 1
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SLOVAKIA
SLOVAKIA
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2 - 1
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SPAIN
BELARUS
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1 - 3
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SLOVAKIA
FYR MACEDONIA
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0 - 2
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SLOVAKIA
SLOVAKIA
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3 - 0
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LUXEMBOURG
SLOVAKIA
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2 - 1
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FYR MACEDONIA
SPAIN
.
2 - 0
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SLOVAKIA
SLOVAKIA
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0 - 0
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UKRAINE
SLOVAKIA
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0 - 1
.
BELARUS
LUXEMBOURG
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2 - 4
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SLOVAKIA
Winners Poll /
Who will win the 2018 World Cup?
Germany
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Argentina
12%
Brazil
14%
Spain
4%
France
7%
Belgium
5%
Italy
3%
Netherlands
3%
England
5%
Portugal
9%
Colombia
2%
Other
20%
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