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June 21, 2009

[PHOTO ESSAY] Iraq vs New Zealand, Confederations Cup

In the final round of Group A matches, Iraq took on New Zealand. Iraq needed a win to secure their place in the semi-finals, at the expense of South Africa. For the first time possibly in sporting history, South Africans came out in their numbers to support New Zealand. Over 23 000 people watched the game at Ellis Park, Johannesburg.

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Fans of Bafana Bafana were anxious to see the outcome of the game in favour of New Zealand

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The concurrent Bafana Bafana match proved too engrossing for some members of the press.

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Iraq makes an attempt at the goal; Bafana Bafana fans evidently concerned

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Iraq and New Zealand drew 0-0, ensuring that South Africa would proceed to the semi-finals.

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Leaving the stadium, South African supporters are happy that their team is still in the tournament

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