6 Jul 2013

Wellington chosen for All Whites World Cup playoff match

9:39 am on 6 July 2013

Wellington's Westpac Stadium has been confirmed as the home venue for the All Whites playoff series to qualify for the football World Cup in Brazil next year.

New Zealand reached the 2010 tournament in South Africa when they beat Bahrain 1-0 at the same venue in 2009.

The All Whites will play the fourth-placed team in the North and Central America qualification group.

Honduras currently lies in fourth spot although there are still four games to play.

The All Whites coach Ricki Herbert is pleased the game will be played in Wellington, saying the Bahrain match was a special occasion.

He says they wouldn't have won the match without the crowd support they got and says they'll need that again when the match is played on November 20th.