21 Jun 2009

First draw but still no goals

11:12 am on 21 June 2009

The All Whites goalkeeper Glen Moss was the hero as New Zealand won their first-ever point at football's Confederations Cup in their last game in Johannesburg.

The New Zealanders drew nil-all with Iraq, so both teams depart the Confederations Cup having failed to score a goal between them in any of their three Group A games.

But Moss is calling his clean sheet, the first ever for the country at a senior men's tournament, his proudest moment.

The draw meant the hosts South Africa join Spain in the semi-finals after Spain won that game 2-0 to equal Brazil's world record of 35 consecutive unbeaten matches, including a record 15 straight wins.