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As the rest of the All Whites squad departed for Peru, Storm Roux was on a flight bound for Sydney.
ANALYSIS: With the playoff loss to Peru in the books, Anthony Hudson has completed his first - and possibly only - World Cup qualifying cycle as All Whites coach.
The man Wynton Rufer tipped to be the next All Whites coach says he is "flattered" by the recommendation but is content with his current roles at Eastern Suburbs.
Even though he won't be playing any longer, Rory Fallon would like Anthony Hudson to stay on as All Whites coach
The best player the country has ever produced, Wynton Rufer, has tipped Danny Hay to be the next All Whites coach.
Gui Finkler wanted to get back on the pitch ASAP, while Goran Paracki can see some positives in having an extra week off.
To predict if Anthony Hudson remains All Whites coach, his predecessor, Ricki Herbert, would be looking into a crystal ball.
Southern United have secured a place in the National Women's Football League finals for the first time, without kicking a ball in anger.
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