Winston Reid scored in second-half injury time Tuesday, lifting New Zealand to a 1-1 draw with Slovakia. Robert Vittek scored early in the second half, giving Slovakia the lead in World Cup Group F. But Reid sneaked behind the defense to take a long cross from Shane Smeltz and tie it.
The Kiwis are ranked 78th in the world, 44 spots above Slovakia, which is in its first World Cup as an independent nation. Slovakia's goal came in the 50th minute when Stanislav Sestak crossed from the right side. Reid missed his defensive header, allowing Vittek to scored from close range at the far post.