8 Sep 2008

New Caledonia travel to New Zealand for football World Cup qualifier

6:36 am on 8 September 2008

Despite this Wednesday's return game against New Caledonia being meaningless the All Whites coach won't be experimenting in Auckland.

Last Saturday's 3-1 win against New Caledonia in Noumea has resulted in Ricki Herbert's national side having a unassailable lead in the Oceania qualifying phase for the next World Cup.

But Herbert says with next year's Confederations Cup to attend and further World Cup qualifying the national programme must be respected.