15 Jun 2010

Nelsen confident the All Whites won't suffer from stage fright

3:23 pm on 15 June 2010

The All White captain Ryan Nelsen's confident his side won't sucumb to stage fright, against Slovakia, in New Zealand's opening game of the football world cup, in South Africa tonight.

While none of the side's played at a world cup previously, several were part of the New Zealand team which played against world champions Italy, in the Confederations Cup, in South Africa last year.

Nelsen says they've also had the pressure of other big matches which he feels will hold them in good stead......