Two UK-based players, the Scottish premier league defender Steven Old and the Shrewsbury Town striker Kris Bright, have been named on New Zealand Football's list of standby players for the World Cup.
The squad of seven also includes right back Aaron Scott, the only member of the 18-man squad which beat Bahrain in last spring's World Cup playoff series to miss going to South Africa.
The other players are the Brisbane Roar striker Costa Barbarouses, the Auckland City midfielder Chad Coombes, a Beijing Olympics squad midfielder Cole Peverley from Team Wellington, and the Auckland City goalkeeper Jacob Spoonley.
Scott, Barbarouses, Coombes, Peverley and Spoonley. took part in a 10-day training camp which ended in Auckland on Monday when coach Ricki Herbert announced his 23-man squad to travel to South Africa.