World Cup comes to Wakatipu


Argentina hotshot Juan Cruz Albani tries to find a way past stubborn Brazilian defenders Wagner Santana (left) and Alex Mariano during the final of the Wakatipu World Cup five-a-side soccer tournament at the Rec Ground on Saturday. 

Brazil won the match 1-0 to be crowned champs at a fun-packed event that attracted teams from 24 countries.
Steve Henderson from organisers Queenstown Rovers says he hopes the World Cup idea will now become an annual Waitangi Day fixture.

“More than 200 players took part and it was a great success,” Henderson says.