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All Whites crash out

27 June 2013

New Zealand missed out on the chance to progress through to the second stage of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup after losing 2-0 to Uruguay on Wednesday.

Rovers midfielder Tim Payne played the full match once more as the Junior All Whites failed the get the victory they required to have any chance of qualifying from their group.

A fourth minute free-kick from Giorgian De Arrascaeta of Uruguay gave the Kiwis a mountain to climb and after a second goal was scored by Nicolas Lopez in the second half, their chances were over.

New Zealand finish their campaign on Saturday against Croatia who drew 1-1 with Uzbekistan in their second group game.

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