5 Oct 2012

Predictable All Whites squad named

6:54 pm on 5 October 2012

Winston Reid is the only real concern for the All Whites football coach Ricki Herbert, who's kept faith with the squad who opened the third stage of FIFA World Cup qualifying with a pair of wins in the September window.

Reid was forced from the field after a heavy head clash in West Ham's win over All Whites captain Ryan Nelsen's QPR earlier this week.

The All Whites continue their campaign against Oceania champions Tahiti in Papeete next Friday before a return fixture in Christchurch four days later.

Herbert has once again predictably called on his full range of overseas professionals for the two matches with Reid confirming he will be available for the Tahiti matches and is expected to line up in West Ham's match with Arsenal this weekend.

New Zealand (Club - caps/ goals - 'A' Internationals only)


Glen Moss (Wellington Phoenix - 19/0)

Mark Paston (Wellington Phoenix - 34/0)


Tony Lochhead (Wellington Phoenix - 40/0)

Ryan Nelsen (Captain / Queen'S Park Rangers, Eng - 48/6)

Winston Reid (West Ham United, Eng - 12/1)

Ben Sigmund (Wellington Phoenix - 25/1)

Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town, Eng - 18/1)


Leo Bertos (Wellington Phoenix - 47/0)

Dan Keat (Los Angeles Galaxy, Usa - 1/0)

Michael Mcglinchey (Central Coast Mariners, Aus - 18/1)

Tim Payne (Blackburn Rovers, Eng - 5/0

Marco Rojas (Melbourne Victory, Aus - 11/1)

Ivan Vicelich (Auckland City - 82/6)


Kosta Barbarouses (Panathinaikos, Gre - 14/2)

Jeremy Brockie (Wellington Phoenix - 32/0)

Chris Killen (Chongqing, Chn - 44/13)

Shane Smeltz (Perth Glory, Aus - 45/22)

Chris Wood (West Bromwich Albion, Eng - 27/9)