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Fallon chasing World Cup dream

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 8/11/2016

Veteran All Whites striker Rory Fallon is prepared for whatever job he's given as he chases his dream of going to another World Cup.

At 34, Falloon regards himself as "the old boy" in the squad that coach Anthony Hudson has chosen for the start of the next stage of qualifying for the 2018 tournament in Russia.

"Whatever the gaffer wants of me - whether I be on the bench, whether I play," he said of his role.

"I've been in the game long enough to know I won't give him much hassle, so just get on with it. Whatever job he wants, get it done."

Falloon, capped 24 times, was part of the All Whites' campaign at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, playing in all three pool matches.

The previous November, he had etched his named in New Zealand football folklore by scoring the headed goal against Bahrain in Wellington that helped to seal qualification.

He now plys his trade with Truro City in the sixth tier of English football as both player and member of the coaching staff.

Asked what it is that continues to motivate him, he said: "Going to another World Cup - that's what gets me up in the morning to train.

"I don't have to do it. I've had my career, but I want to make history again with a new team."

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