New Zealand moved a giant step closer to next year's World Cup when they beat New Caledonia 2-1 on Friday, but it came at a price. New Zealand striker Shane Smeltz has his face busted open from an upraised New Caledonian bootPhoto: YouTubeAs injury time beckoned, striker Shane Smeltz suffered a nasty gash to his head after a Caledonian defender planted a crazy-high boot into his face.Blood gushed from a wound to the head, what appeared to be the result of studs to the face or head area.Smeltz...Read Full Story
New Zealand beat minnows New Caledonia 2-1 last Friday, and attacker Shane Smeltz took a horrendous kick to the face during the final seconds, which unbelievably was not seen as worthy of a penalty. The referee gave a goal kick for a smash into the head which led to the injury, a picture of which [...]Read Full Story
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Tahiti 0 – New Zealand 2 (World Cup Qualifier, October 13, 2012) Goals to striker Shane Smeltz and defender Ben Sigmund moved the All Whites back to three points clear at the top of the four-nation table.
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Shane Smeltz (born September 29, 1981) is a professional football player who competes for New Zealand in World Cup soccer. Shane Smeltz is a forward and is 6'1" and weighs 176 pounds. New Zealand was in Group F for World Cup 2010.