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[size="5"]Russia vs New Zealand[/size]

Probably the most boring couple of the 1st knock-out phase...

Both teams got lucky to get each other in this round, but the winner will get USA in next round and return home... <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' />
It's gonna be close game. Russia isn't that bad as well as NZ, but both teams are just too limited. Russia's frontline with Mazgov and Kaun should be crucial here.
Unless New Zealand is shooting lights out, Russia should take it. Simply because of their aggressive defence and more experience on the international stage.
New Zeland can win and I hope they'll do it.
Russia went through, as predicted.