New Zealand to play FIFA World No.1 Belgium in friendly International on October 8th.

18 Jul

Following successful negotiations New Zealand will play FIFA Ranked No.1 Belgium on Thursday October 8th in Brussels in a friendly A International Match.

All Whites Coach Danny Haye was delighted with this opportunuty to compete on this stage '' The Prospect of playing the number one team in the world is massive. This is a real opportunity for the team to test themselves against some of the best players on the planet'' he said.

New Zealand Football CEO Andrew Pragnell said '' Putting on any sporting event in these times is challenging but the return of professional club football over these past months and now International football acrooss Europe has been very encouraging. The number of professional Kiwis in Europe now makes fixtures like this more viable at this time''

For New Zealand (FIFA Rank 124) this represents a super opportunity in preparation for FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers which will begin later this year.

Source: New Zealand Football Inc