25 May 2012

All Whites side likely to change considerably for World Cup run

5:16 am on 25 May 2012

The New Zealand football coach Ricki Herbert says the make-up of his side at next month's Oceania Nations Cup is likely to change considerably from the team chosen to play El Salvador on Thursday.

The June tournament's semi-finalists will progress to the third stage of FIFA World Cup qualifying held during windows in September, October and March.

First the All Whites have two friendlies in the United States starting against El Salvador before Sunday's clash with Honduras.

Herbert concedes there could be up to six changes to the side for the Oceania Nations Cup starting on June the 2nd.