26 Nov 2013

$6 million surplus for NZ Football despite World Cup failure

5:44 am on 26 November 2013

New Zealand Football expects to record a $6 million surplus for 2013, thanks largely to the commercial benefits of the All Whites' World Cup qualifiers against Mexico.

In addition to the sell out crowd of over 35,000 for the home leg of the tie at Wellington's Westpac Stadium last week, New Zealand Football negotiated a significant television rights deal for the playoff with international broadcaster Univision.

The deal meant the tie was broadcast in more than 130 countries around the world.

New Zealand Football interim chief executive Mark Aspden says the large surplus will be used to develop the sport at all levels.