9 Sep 2013

All Whites fine tuning for November

7:20 pm on 9 September 2013

The national men's football team will hone their preparations for November's final World Cup qualifiers when they play the second of two games in Saudi Arabia tomorrow morning.

The All Whites meet the United Arab Emirates in the final of the OSN Cup, after Ricki Herbert's team beat the hosts in Friday's semi-final in scorching temperatures in Riyadh.

The coach admits the two-game series means more in terms of preparing to face the fourth-placed team from the North, Central American and Caribbean group in another two-game campaign.

The prize awaiting the winners in November is a ticket to the World Cup.