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The All Whites have enjoyed a positive return to the international arena, with an impressive 2-1 win over Curacao on Sunday morning.

After a hiatus of almost 700 days, it was a confidence boosting result, against the accomplished but erratic Caribbean team.

First half goals from Bill Tuiloma and Chris Wood gave New Zealand a buffer, and they were good enough to hang on to their advantage as Curacao came back in the second period.

It’s the first victory achieved in coach Danny Hay’s short tenure, after the defeats in Ireland and Lithuania in November 2019, and continues the momentum achieved during the recent Olympic campaign.

There was some neat football, with composure and clever triangles, though they should have capitalised more on a number of chances, especially in the first 60 minutes.

If anything, the All Whites were guilty of some impatience in the final third, looking for the killer ball when one more pass could have made the difference.