17 Oct 2013

Herbert philosophical about All Whites' World Cup chances

7:32 am on 17 October 2013

The All Whites coach, Ricki Herbert, is philosophical about his team's chances of qualifying for next year's football World Cup after Mexico were confirmed as their opponents for next year's qualifying playoff.

Mexico were beaten 2-1 by Costa Rica this afternoon, but Panama lost to the United States, keeping their hopes alive.

Herbert is under no illusions about the challenge involved in beating the central American powerhouses over two legs, but says he genuinely believes the All Whites can get the job done.

Yesterday, the All Whites were held to a scoreless draw in their final warm-up match against Trinidad and Tobago in the Port of Spain.