9 Sep 2009

Ryan Nelsen will start in Jordan f

7:06 pm on 9 September 2009

New Zealand's football coach Ricki Herbert says the All Whites captain Ryan Nelsen will start in tomorrow morning's final warmup for the World Cup playoffs.

The All Whites play Jordan in Amman while their opponent in the October 10 away leg will be decided tomorrow when Saudi Arabia host Bahrain after the first leg of their Asian zone playoff ended in a goal-less draw.

Nelsen missed June's FIFA Confederations Cup with a calf tear and also mIssed Blackburn Roverss match against West Ham 10 days ago with a injured medial ligament .

But Herbert says he's had two good training sessions in Amman.