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New Zealand fans left distraught as World Cup dream ends

New Zealand football fans lamented the end of their World Cup dream Thursday after a 2-0 defeat to Peru, but said the unfancied All Whites' gritty display had done the nation proud.

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Gareca: World Cup spot is for Peru

After securing a spot at the 2018 World Cup, Peru coach Ricardo Gareca paid tribute to the nation's fans.

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Kurds find joy in a Swedish football team's success. AFP

Weary of war, persecution, and statelessness, Kurds rejoiced as a Swedish football club founded just 13 years ago by Kurdish immigrants won promotion to the top division.

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Australia reach fourth-straight World Cup after defeating Honduras

Tim Cahill's call for more playing time surprised his club coach Thursday and raised the prospect of a move for the veteran after Australia qualified for the World Cup following a stellar showing by captain Mile Jedinak.

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Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 to capture last World Cup berth

Emotional Peru advanced to the World Cup for the first time since 1982 by defeating New Zealand 2-0 on Wednesday, goals by Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos sealing the last ticket to Russia.

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