Kiwis happy with home advantage against Bahrain

BY foxsports • November 11, 2009

New Zealand expects home advantage to play a decisive role in its must-win qualifier against Bahrain on Saturday, helping it to reach the World Cup for the first time in 27 years.

The magnitude of that advantage has become an issue in the week before the intercontinental playoff as Bahrain media suggested New Zealand might go as far as heavily watering the pitch before Saturday's match to make conditions less favorable to the visitors.