3 Jun 2009

Draw made for All Whites play-off match

11:36 am on 3 June 2009

The draw has been made for the All Whites' intercontinental play-off for next year's Fifa World Cup with the first match to be played in Asia and the return leg in New Zealand.

New Zealand will play the fifth best Asian qualifier away on Saturday October 10th then return home for the second leg on Saturday November 14th.

New Zealand Football CEO Michael Glading was present at the draw at the FIFA Congress in the Bahamas and is delighted the All Whites will have support behind them for the second and deciding leg.

He says knowing what you have to do going into the final match is always a preference.

Glading says New Zealand Football will make a final decision on the host venue by June 26th.

New Zealand last attended the World Cup in Spain in 1982.

The All Whites are currently in Tanzania preparing for the FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa. They play Tanzania in a warm-up match tomorrow morning.