6 Feb 2009

Road to South Africa enters final straight

7:13 am on 6 February 2009

New Zealand Football has confirmed two more international warm-up matches against Thailand and Indonesia as extra game time is sought for the All Whites ahead of the Confederations Cup and the World Cup qualifiers.

The All Whites will play up to 10 internationals this year, culminating in a home and away play-off for a place in the 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa.

The Thailand game's in Bangkok on March 28 and the All Whites face Indonesia in Jakarta on April 1st.

The FIFA Confederations Cup matches against Spain, Iraq and hosts South Africa in June will prime the team for the World Cup play-off against a yet-to-determined Asian nation in October and November.