WELLINGTON Nov 14 New Zealand beat Bahrain 1-0 on Saturday to qualify for the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa.
In the second leg of their Asia/Oceania playoff at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, Rory Fallon scored the only goal in the final minute of the first half.
The first leg in Bahrain ended 0-0. New Zealand's only previous World Cup appearance was in Spain in 1982.
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