New Zealand's qualification for the 2010 World Cup is the direct result of 2 actions by the FFA.
1. The move of the Socceroos from Oceania to Asia, thereby giving New Zealand its 5th spot. Also the '5th spot' moving from South America to Asia.
2. The A-League lifting the performance of players who otherwise would only have achieved local experience on the small NZ scene.
The question is does this make up for the underarm incident?