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1982 Football World Cup game


The All Whites’ achievement in reaching the 1982 World Cup finals even inspired a children’s board game, the ‘Ball-O World Cup soccer game’ - marketed as ‘exciting new family sporting entertainment’. The cover image shows the ball flying past Indonesia’s goalkeeper during New Zealand’s 5-0 qualifying win at Mount Smart Stadium.


Paul Hamer private collection

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