29 Oct 2009

All Whites keep same squad for world cup qualifier

3:21 pm on 29 October 2009

The All Whites coach has opted not to make any changes to his squad for next month's football world cup qualifier against Bahrain in Wellington.

Ricky Herbert has stuck with the same 18 players who drew the away leg in Bahrain three weeks ago.

The All Whites need to win the home leg to earn a place at the world cup for the first time since 1982.

A repeat of the 0-0 first leg score line would send the fixture into extra time and then to a penalty shootout if no further goals were scored.

Away goals scored by Bahrain in extra time would also count double if the match remains tied after the extra 30 minutes.