10 Aug 2012

Auckland and Christchurch to host world cup qualifiers

5:44 pm on 10 August 2012

Auckland and Christchurch will host the All Whites first two home football 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

The matches are part of the third stage of Oceania qualifying, from which the winner will progress to a home and away playoff against the fourth placed qualifier from the North and Central America region.

Those final qualifying matches will be played in November next year with winner progressing to the World Cup in Brazil.

North Harbour Stadium will host the All Whites match against the Solomon Islands on September 11th, while the match against Tahiti at AMI Stadium in Christchurch will be played on October16th.