22 May 2013

NZ A football team to play Jordan

3:14 pm on 22 May 2013

A New Zealand football team will play Jordan at North Harbour Stadium on June 4th.

Jordan is set to play Australia in an Asian World Cup qualifier in Melbourne the following week, and will use the match against New Zealand 'A' as preparation for the clash.

The New Zealand side will be coached by Mark Emblen.

New Zealand Football last turned out an 'A' team in Melbourne last year, when a shadow Olympic side, boosted by the inclusion of Aaron Clapham, Jason Hayne, Cole Peverley, and Cole Tinkler took on Saudi Arabia, who was also preparing for a crucial qualifier with Australia.

Meanwhile, New Zealand Football continues to search for opponents for the All Whites with the FIFA window for international matches in August, September and October possibilities in the build-up to the intercontinental playoff against the fourth-placed Central and North American side.