2 Jan 2010

All Whites may face Socceroos

8:16 am on 2 January 2010

The New Zealand football coach Ricki Herbert isn't ruling out resurrecting trans-Tasman rivalry with a clash against the Socceroos in the lead-up to the World Cup.

The Socceroos and All Whites have not played each other since clashing on neutral territory in London in June 2005, when the Australians prevailed 1-0.

Both countries have qualified for the World Cup finals in South Africa in June - the first time the old foes have been in the same World Cup tournament.

Both teams have yet to finalise their schedule of warm up matches prior to the World Cup.

Asked about whether he would like his All Whites to play the Socceroos before the World Cup, Herbert says maybe he'll have a chat with Socceroo coach Pim Verbeek one day and see what we can do.