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New Zealand cruise past Tahiti in WC qualifiers

Associated Press
Oct 16, 2012 at 03:42pm IST

Christchurch: New Zealand beat Tahiti 3-0 on Tuesday to stay unbeaten in the third stage of Oceania World Cup qualifying, edging closer to an inter-continental playoff for a place in Brazil in 2014.

Midfielder Michael McGlinchey book-ended the match with goals in the third and 91st minutes — on either side of a Chris Killen goal — to ensure New Zealand retained its unbeaten record after four rounds of the four-team round-robin.

New Zealand beat Tahiti 2-0 in the Tahitian capital, Papeete, on Saturday after earlier wins over the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia.

New Zealand cruise past Tahiti in WC qualifiers

New Zealand are edging closer to an inter-continental playoff for a place in Brazil in 2014.

New Caledonia and the Solomons were due to meet in the other fourth-round match in Noumea later on Tuesday.

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