16 Nov 2009

Organising warmup matches will be tough for All Whites

10:49 am on 16 November 2009

New Zealand Football concedes getting regular matches for the All Whites ahead of next year's Fifa World Cup finals will be difficult.

The All Whites qualified for the 32-team finale with their victory over Bahrain in Wellington at the weekend.

New Zealand Football's CEO Michael Glading says their international matchplay over the last year helped in their qualification, but getting buildup matches before the June tournament in South Africa could prove difficult....

Glading says there is a 2-day international window in March which will be difficult to get all the European players back for and the next is a 3 week window just before the June finals.