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New Zealand coach Herbert eyes surprise result against South Africa

New Zealand coach Ricki Herbert understands the magnitude of Wednesday's Confederations Cup clash with South Africa.

The All Whites are coming off a 5-0 loss to European champions Spain whilst South Africa played out an uninspiring 0-0 draw against Asian champions Iraq in their opening matches so Herbert is expecting a different to come up against a determined outfit.

"It's a big match, but a huge match for South Africa," Herbert said.

"They will be looking to win the game after a surprise result against Iraq. I think they will be under a lot of pressure.

"We could catch South Africa on the backlash a little bit. They might have thought they should have won the first game so they will need the three points tomorrow. It could be interesting."

The likely All Whites line-up for the match in Rustenburg is as follows:

GK: Glen Moss

D:David Mulligan, Ivan Vicelich, Andy Boyens, Tony Lochhead

M: Jeremy Christie, Tim Brown (c), Simon Elliott, Leo Bertos

S:Shane Smeltz, Chris Killen

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