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New Zealand and Peru battle to 0-0 draw in World Cup playoff

  • Peru dominate in match of few chances
  • NZ captain Reid massive in defence for home side

New Zealand weathered a lack of possession and territory to hold Peru to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their 2018 World Cup finals intercontinental playoff at Wellington Regional stadium on Saturday.

The South Americans, ranked 10th in the world, are heavily favoured to advance and were expected to swamp the All Whites, but they had only two real chances to score a crucial away goal as New Zealand captain Winston Reid marshalled his side’s defence.

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