21 Apr 2017

All Whites Confederations Cup buildup confirmed

9:16 am on 21 April 2017

The All Whites buildup programme to the Confederations Cup in Russia in June has been confirmed with a third game added to their lead in to the tournament.

New Zealand already had confirmed matches against Northern Ireland and Belarus but will now also play Republic of Ireland club side Cabinteely.

Cabinteely are currently at the mid-point in their domestic season in Ireland's first division.

Anthony Hudson

Anthony Hudson Photo: Photosport

"Along with our friendly internationals against Northern Ireland and Belarus, this match is important for us in our preparation and conditioning for the FIFA Confederations Cup," said All Whites coach Anthony Hudson.

The New Zealand squad for the Confederations Cup will ben named on May 25th.

All Whites fixtures pre-FIFA Confederations Cup

June 2nd v Northern Ireland in Belfast, Northern Ireland

June 6th v Cabinteely FC at Stradbrook Road in Dublin, Republic of Ireland

June 12th v Belarus in Minsk, Belarus

Confederations Cup - All Whites draw

June 18th (3am NZT) v Russia, Krestovsky Stadium, St Petersburg

June 22nd (2am NZT) v Mexico Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi

June 24th (3am NZT) v Portugal, Krestovsky Stadium, St Petersburg