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Slovenia 3-1 New Zealand – Goals & Highlights Video

Milivoje Novakovic scored two fine free-kicks to send Slovenia off to the World Cup in good heart with a comfortable win over fellow qualifiers New Zealand in Maribor.

The Cologne striker sent his first set-piece flying past Kiwi goalkeeper Mark Paston in the sixth minute but New Zealand – in good form after last week’s win over Serbia – hit back 15 minutes later through Rory Fallon.

Novakovic’s second free-kick put the Slovenians back in front on the half-hour, though, and Andraz Kim completed the scoring on the stroke of half-time.

Home coach Matjaz Kek made five second-half substitutions as the encounter petered out.

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