2 Dec 2009

Ricky Herbert is counting down to World Cup draw

6:51 pm on 2 December 2009

The All Whites coach Ricky Herbert is giving away nothing as his assistant Brian Turner prepares to fly to South Africa tonight for Saturday morning's Football World Cup draw .

Herbert can't go because he's coaching the Wellington Phoenix in Friday night's home match against top-of-the-table Melbourne.

He says he'd prefer to play some nations over others, but he's guarding his preferences noting they're bound to get a top-line team in theirn group.

Herbert says Brian Turner will start organising warm-up matches against other World Cup teams once the groups have been announced.