New Zealand have named their starting side for the intercontinental play-off against Mexico with key forwards Shane Smeltz and Marco Rojas starting on the bench.
New Zealand hopes for their upcoming FIFA World Cup™ play-off against Mexico have been boosted with prolific striker Shane Smeltz among several crucial players returning from injury in time for the intercontinental play-off.
Western Sydney Wanderers moved to the top of the A-League table with a 1-0 victory at Central Coast Mariners while third-place Adelaide United slipped to a defeat by the same scoreline to Brisbane Roar.
Alessandro Del Piero's goalscoring heroics, Edinson Cavani and Michael Owen grabbing landmark goals and some wayward shooting in South Africa all feature in FIFA.com's latest stats review.
Tahiti will feature at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 after becoming the first Pacific Island nation to be crowned Oceania champions thanks to a gripping 1-0 win over French-speaking rivals New Caledonia.
New Zealand have qualified for the last four of the OFC Nations Cup with a 2-1 win that eliminated Papua New Guinea from contention, while Fiji and the Solomon Islands drew 0-0 to leave both in contention.