New Zealand national football team

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New Zealand
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)All Whites
AssociationNew Zealand Football (NZF)
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachDanny Hay
CaptainWinston Reid
Most capsIvan Vicelich (88)
Top scorerChris Wood (33)
Home stadiumQBE Stadium Westpac Stadium
FIFA codeNZL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 110 Steady (23 December 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)
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.

Competitive record[change | change source]

FIFA World Cup[change | change source]

New Zealand's FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Pos Pld W D* L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Not member of FIFA Not member of FIFA
Kingdom of Italy 1934
French Third Republic 1938
Brazil 1950 Did not enter Declined participation
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 0 6
West Germany 1974 6 0 3 3 5 12
Argentina 1978 4 2 1 1 14 4
Spain 1982 Group stage 23rd 3 0 0 3 2 12 Squad 15 9 5 1 44 10
Mexico 1986 Did not qualify 6 3 1 2 13 7
Italy 1990 6 3 1 2 13 8
United States 1994 6 3 1 2 15 5
France 1998 6 3 0 3 13 6
South Korea Japan 2002 6 4 0 2 20 7
Germany 2006 5 3 0 2 17 5
South Africa 2010 Group stage 22nd 3 0 3 0 2 2 Squad 8 6 1 1 15 5
Brazil 2014 Did not qualify 11 8 1 2 24 13
Russia 2018 13 8 4 1 24 6
Qatar 2022 In progress 5 5 0 0 18 1
Mexico Canada United States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total Group stage 2/21 6 0 3 3 4 14 99 57 18 24 240 95
  Champions    Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place Home venue


References[change | change source]

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 23 December 2021. Retrieved 23 December 2021.
  2. "New Zealand matches, ratings and points exchanged". www.eloratings.net.
  3. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.