17 Mar 2011

All Whites game in Tokyo called off

9:46 pm on 17 March 2011

The All Whites have called of their scheduled game in Japan at the end of the month.

The friendly match was to have been held in Tokyo, and the Japan Football Association had proposed shifting it to Osaka.

But New Zealand football officials say they still had concerns about the timing of the match so close to the tragedies Japan has suffered, and the possible health and safety risk to players, staff and management.

The All White's match with China on 25 March will go ahead.