26 Mar 2012

Emblen confident Oly Whites will be a quality side in London

12:02 pm on 26 March 2012

The New Zealand under-23 football coach Neil Emblen is confident his side will be selected for the London Olympics.

His side beat Fiji 1-0 in the Oceania qualifying final in Taupo on Sunday.

The nomination will go to the New Zealand Olympic Committee this week and Emblen believes he will have a quality side in London given the three over-age players he's allowed, and his players who have overseas experience.

He believes he could field a near-All Whites quality starting 11 and says it would be a tragedy if it didn't happen.