Waitakere United and Auckland City once again dominated the headlines throughout the recently concluded New Zealand domestic season, with the former completing an unprecedented run of success.
South Africa 2010 surprise packets New Zealand will begin their tilt for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ next month, with a strong and experienced squad named by coach Rick Herbert.
FIFA.com’s weekly look at club action across Asia and Oceania reviews the latest from Yemen, Iraq, and Macau, as well as Australia and New Zealand, where the league’s elite have been in fine form.
The season began in China PR with a series of upsets, while Daejeon Citizen broke a long drought by going top in Korea Republic. FIFA.com also visits Iran, Kuwait and New Zealand, as well as Lebanon where the title was won.
New Zealand coach Ricki Herbert has named his squad for South Africa which contains few shocks other than uncapped midfielder Aaron Clapham.
The domestic season in New Zealand ended with familiar clubs claiming silverware but a number of new faces pressing their South Africa 2010 claims.