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After not playing for almost two years, the All Whites have continued their strong momentum, with another win against a higher ranked opponent.

The New Zealand side edged Bahrain 1-0 on Wednesday morning, off the back of the 2-1 result against Curacao on Sunday.

Niko Kirwan was the man of the moment, popping up in the 89th minute for the decisive goal.

Kirwan made no mistake to head home from the edge of the six yard area, perfectly picked out by Liberato Cacace after some hesitation in the Bahrain defence.

It was just reward for the All Whites, who had looked the better side throughout, with Bahrain only coming to life in the final half hour.

It’s yet another significant result, and another landmark win over non-Oceania opposition.

Bahrain are ranked 91 on the FIFA world rankings (New Zealand are 121) and have enjoyed a huge schedule of games this year.