8 Jun 2011

Plenty of positives despite twin 3-0 losses for All Whites

1:39 pm on 8 June 2011

The All Whites are hopeful of more football games this year after the two 3-nil losses against Mexico and Australia.

The New Zealand coach Ricki Herbert says their programme changed completely when FIFA decided to delay the start of the World Cup qualifiers from November until June 2012, and that's why they took on these two games.

Herbert says they'll seek out relevant opposition once the full route of World Cup qualifying is known, after the preliminary draw at the end of July.

At this stage, following the Oceania qualifying programme, it's not know which will be their final pathway - via Asia or the Americas.