19 Mar 2013

All Whites prepare for New Caledonia

7:03 pm on 19 March 2013

The All White striker Shane Smeltz says he expects his team mates to combine well and beat New Caledonia on Friday, despite only coming together in camp on Tuesday.

A win in the match at Dunedin will propel New Zealand through to the next stage of qualifications for the 2014 football world cup.

Smeltz says coming straight from club competition is an advantage for the All Whites as they're fit and match hardened.