New Zealand national football team

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
New Zealand
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)All Whites
AssociationNew Zealand Football (NZF)
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachFritz Schmid
CaptainWinston Reid
Most capsIvan Vicelich (88)
Top scorerVaughan Coveny (28)
Home stadiumQBE Stadium Westpac Stadium
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 122 Steady (27 May 2021)[1]
Highest47 (August 2002)
Lowest161 (April–May 2016)
First international
 New Zealand 3–1 Australia 
(Dunedin, New Zealand; 17 June 1922)
Biggest win
 New Zealand 13–0 Fiji 
(Auckland, New Zealand; 16 August 1981)
 New Zealand 12–0 Western Samoa 
(Auckland, New Zealand; 13 November 1987)
Biggest defeat
 New Zealand 0–10 Australia 
(Wellington, New Zealand; 11 July 1936)[2]
World Cup
Appearances2 (first in 1982)
Best resultGroup stage, 1982 and 2010
OFC Nations Cup
Appearances10 (first in 1973)
Best resultChampions, 1973, 1998, 2002, 2008 and 2016
Confederations Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1999)
Best resultGroup stage, 1999, 2003, 2009 and 2017

The New Zealand national football team is the national football team of New Zealand. They are commonly known as the All Whites. In New Zealand, football is often called soccer in spoken English.

FIFA 2010[change | change source]

In the 2010 FIFA world cup, the All whites played in group F, along with Italy, Paraguay and Slovakia. The All Whites played Slovakia to start off with and drew 1-1. The All Whites then played Italy, and surprisingly also drew 1-1, taking all of New Zealand by surprise. NZ then played Paraguay as the deciding match, in this game, Paraguay and New Zealand drew 0-0. This is the first world cup where New Zealand has scored a goal and the first world cup where NZ is undefeated. The All whites have so much help by the fans, Ricki Herbert and Neil Emblen so I would like to celebrate them for all they have done and support.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 27 May 2021. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  2. "New Zealand matches, ratings and points exchanged".
  3. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.