New Zealand National Football Team — 2017

New Zealand National Football Team — 2017

First Game:1922
FIFA ranking:109

The New Zealand national football team of chooses its squad for the Confederations Cup. The full-strength makeup of Oceania for the forthcoming tournament as follows:

Goalkeepers: Stefan Marinovic (SpVgg Unterhaching), Tamati Williams (RKC Wallwijk), Glen Moss (Newcastle Jets).

Defenders: Andre Durante (Wellington Phoenix), Thomas Doyle (Wellington Phoenix), Storm Roux (Central Coast Mariners), Michael Boxall (Super Sport United), Kip Colvey (San Jose Earthquakes FC), Themi Tzimopoulos (PAS Giannina FC), Deklan Wynne (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Sam Brotherton (Sunderland), Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town FC), Dane Ingham (Brisbane Roar FC).

Midfielders: Bill Tuiloma (Marseille), Clayton Lewis (Marseille), Michael McGlinchey (Wellington Phoenix), Ryan Thomas (PEC Zwolle), Marcos (Melbourne Victory FC), Alex Rufer (Wellington Phoenix).

Forwards: Chris Wood (Leeds United), Monty Patterson (Ipswich Town), Shane Smeltz (Borneo FC), Kosta Barbarouses (Wellington Phoenix).

As you can see in this list, most team players represent the championships not of the most football countries. Only Chris Wood, the forward of Leeds, the leader of the team and the top scorer of the Championship, stands out the list, perhaps.

Additionally, Winston Reid, the captain of New Zealanders, has to miss the Confederations Cup because of his trauma.

On the group stage, the New Zealand team play with teams of Russia, Portugal and Mexico. In this quartet the champions of Oceania seem to be outsiders. At least one won match will become great success for the Anthony Hudson's players.

Results

France Croatia
France 4 : 2 Croatia
Belgium England
Belgium 2 : 0 England
Croatia England
Croatia 2 : 1 England
France Belgium
France 1 : 0 Belgium
Russia Croatia
Russia 2 : 2 Croatia
(penalty 3 : 4)
2018 FIFA World Cup