New Zealand have suffered a blow ahead of their 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil qualifying Intercontinental Play-Off against Mexico after captain Winston Reid was ruled out of both legs with an ankle injury.
Two late goals lifted Chelsea to a 3-1 win at Norwich City to move third in the English Premier League table and Arsenal returned to the summit after drawing 1-1 at West Bromwich Albion.
FIFA.com previews the conclusion to Brazil 2014 qualifying in Oceania headlined by Friday's potentially pivotal meeting between New Zealand and New Caledonia.
Kevin Nolan, Winston Reid and Matt Taylor were all on target as West Ham United secured a comfortable 3-0 victory over Fulham in the Premier League.
New Zealand defender Winston Reid has told FIFA.com he will treasure the memories he made at South Africa 2010 for the rest of his life, ahead of the All Whites beginning their qualification for 2014 FIFA World Cup™.
After a long wait, FIFA World Cup™ qualifying returns to the Pacific with the football obsessed Solomon Islands set to host the eight-nation tournament commencing on Friday.