BLOW FOR THE KIWIS

New Zealand captain Ryan Nelsen will miss the Fifa Confederations Cup in SA next month after tearing a calf muscle playing for Blackburn Rovers against Chelsea in the English Premier League last Sunday.

New Zealand captain Ryan Nelsen will miss the Fifa Confederations Cup in SA next month after tearing a calf muscle playing for Blackburn Rovers against Chelsea in the English Premier League last Sunday.

The 31-year-old defender is likely to be out for the next four to six weeks, in what coach Ricki Herbert said was a "massive blow" for the team. -Fifa

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