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All Whites football team, 1981

All Whites football team, 1981

The most popular sport among young New Zealand men is football, partly because it is considered safer than rugby, and also because the sport receives good coverage on television. The New Zealand representative team, the All Whites, has qualified for FIFA World Cup finals in 1982 and 2010. This is the squad before its first qualifying game in April 1981.

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Jock Phillips, 'Sports and leisure - Organised sports', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, updated 1 Sep 2015