New Zealand pulled out another shocker in this World Cup, keeping holders Italy at bay in a 1-1 draw at the Mbombela in Nelspruit. Shane Smeltz (pictured) scored the opener for the Kiwis just seven minutes in. Italy equalized after a very weak penalty gave Vincenzo Iaquinta the leveler from the spot. As the match wore on, the All Whites absorbed wave after wave of Italian attack, repelling each chance. Much work is still in order from both sides if they hope to advance from Group F. New Zealand will face Paraguay while Italy will get struggling Slovakia.


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