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1982 Football World Cup

  • 1982 Football World Cup

    As New Zealand prepares for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, we look back to 1981-82, when football first seized the country’s imagination. After slogging through an epic qualifying schedule of 15 games, the 'All Whites' took on the best in the world at the 1982 finals in Spain.

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  • Page 3 – Playing in the finals

    The New Zealanders were given little hope against their opposition in Group 6, which was dubbed the ‘pool of death’. This group included the cup favourites, Brazil

  • Page 4 – All Whites' results

    Results from qualifying and finals games played by New Zealand

  • Page 5 – Further information

    This web feature was written by Neill Atkinson and Steve Watters and produced by the team.Links1982 World Cup team (on the New Zealand Football website)FIFA’s

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