The All Whites might be facing a huge task in the second leg against Mexico on Wednesday night but if they're looking for motivation they just need to look at the last time they played a playoff match in Wellington.
Four years ago last week the All Whites booked their spot in the 2010 FIFA World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Bahrain. Rory Fallon's goal in the 45th minute and Mark Paston's penalty save five minutes into the second half helped break a 28-year drought as New Zealand reached the biggest tournament in world sport for just the second time.
Herald soccer writers Steven Holloway, Daniel Richardson and Michael Brown talked to Chris Wood, Rory Fallon, Mark Paston, Ryan Nelsen, Simon Elliott and Ricki Herbert who helped make history on that day, along with others who watched from close by, to put into their words what it meant to reach the World Cup with a victory on one night in November.
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