Watch: Well-travelled All Whites finally reach team hotel after touching down in Peru for second leg of World Cup qualifier




The All Whites have arrived at their team hotel in Lima ahead of Thursday's World Cup qualifying second leg against Peru.

Extra attention was given to Premier League stars Chris Wood and Winston Reid by local media outside the hotel.
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After their flight was delayed by three hours, the All Whites initially managed to evade the local media and fans, slinking through a sealed off area onto their team bus.

But once they reached the hotel, some local media had managed to set themselves up for questions, with a particular interest given to Premier League stars Chris Wood and Winston Reid.

The New Zealand team bus was given a police escort after they arrived in Peru this afternoon.
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Neither stopped for questions as they walked through into the hotel's lobby.

Wood has a significant part to play for the Kiwi team having been rested for most of the first leg as he works his way back to full fitness from an injury he picked up playing for Burnley three weeks ago.

Bilingual Anthony Hudson was in complete control at this morning's press conference in Wellington.
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"We've planned it right, we've got past this first part, and now Woodsy's going to have a few more days under his belt," coach Anthony Hudson said after the 0-0 draw in Wellington on Saturday.

"I don't feel any pressure - I'm going to pick the best team we have on the day, and I'm confident Woodsy's going to be in that team."

The West Ham defender admits the fitness of Chris Wood could determine their hopes of progressing to Russia 2018.
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With the scores locked at 0-0 after the first leg of the tie, the All Whites can seal a spot at the Russia 2018 World Cup with a draw where goals have been scored due to the added value of an away goal.

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