This is a list of matches played by sides labelled New Zealand B,* New Zealand XI or similar. It also includes matches played by development sides consisting of young players being considered for national selection.
Note that matches against club sides and provincial selections are listed under New Zealand A if the intention of the New Zealand selectors was (or appeared to be) to field a full strength team. The inclusion of matches against club sides etc. under New Zealand A reflects the fact that historically matches against touring European clubs were seen to be the most prestigious (along with matches against Australia).
It can be argued that some matches listed under New Zealand A in fact belong to the list below. However, it is not the intention here to determine whether a particular match belongs in the "A" or "B" category. Rather, the selection criteria follows other publications. If a match has been included on the official list as compiled by Barry Smith (matches played between 1904 and 1990 and published in An Association with Soccer) then it is included on the list of "A" matches. For matches played after 1990, matches part of Jeremy Ruane's list are also placed under "A" matches. All other matches involving New Zealand squads (that do not easily fit elsewhere) are listed below.
* New Zealand’s B team is often labelled New Zealand ‘A’ for marketing purposes.
List of Matches
Additional Details: 1927 | 1948 | 1961 | 1965 |1973 |1980 | 1985 | 1987 | 1988 | 1993 | 2006 | 2007 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015
^ - Indicates that the opposition is from New Zealand (e.g. provincial selection, club side, Invitational XI etc.) AbC - Agribank Cup (Hanoi)
The list below is not exhaustive. 1927 29- 6 South Canterbury^ W 6-2 Timaru 1948 31- 7 New Zealand Air Force^ W 6-1 Wellington 1961 20- 5 Auckland^ W 2-1 Auckland 1965 - New Zealand Invitation XI^ L 1-5 Masterton 1973 27- 1 Auckland^ L 0-5 Auckland 1980 5-11 Combined Services NZ^ W 8-1 Singapore 1985 10- 2 Gisborne City^ W 4-3 Gisborne 8- 4 Claudelands Rovers XI^ W 5-3 Hamilton 15- 4 1982 All Whites^ W 2-0 Auckland 17- 4 Canterbury XI^ D 0-0 Christchurch 29- 5 Central Region^ W 2-0 Wanganui 14- 8 Manawatu XI^ W 2-1 Palmerston North 29- 9 National League XI^ D 0-0 Auckland 1987 1-11 Northern Region U-23^ W 4-0 Auckland 1988 - Christchurch United^ L 1-2 Christchurch 24- 7 Wellington XI^ W 3-1 Wellington 1993 21- 8 Fiji L 1-2 Labasa 23- 8 Fiji D 1-1 Suva 25- 8 Fiji D 0-0 Lautoka 2006 25-10 Vietnam L 0-1 Hanoi AbC 27-10 Thailand U-23 L 0-1 Hanoi AbC 29-10 Bahrain U-21 W 1-0 Hanoi AbC 2007 7- 2 Tahiti D 0-0 Auckland 9- 2 Tahiti D 0-0 Auckland 10- 8 Fiji W 2-1 Suva 12- 8 Fiji L 0-1 Lautoka 2010 9- 5 NZFC All Stars^ W 2-0 Auckland 2011 25- 5 Waitakere United^ W 4-1 Auckland 2012 24- 2 Saudi Arabia L 0-6 Melbourne 2013 4- 6 Jordan L 0-1 Auckland 22- 9 Wellington Phoenix^ D 1-1 Rotorua 2014 17- 8 Wellington Phoenix^ L 2-3 Taupo 2015 10- 5 Ghana U-20 L 0-9 Hamilton 23- 8 Wellington Phoenix^ W 2-1 New Plymouth
1927Jun 29, Timaru New Zealand XI 6-2 South Canterbury
1948Jul 31, Wellington, Basin Reserve New Zealand XI 6-1 New Zealand Air Force (Kidd 4, Sergent, Sharpe - Methven) NZXI: Gordon, Hutchinson, McHissock, Sharpe, Sergent, Kidd, G Smith, R Smith (3 missing). NZAF: Hall, Watts, Jones, Lloyd, Wellan, Methven (5 missing).
1961May 20, Auckland New Zealand XI 2-1 Auckland
1965(Date unknown), Masterton New Zealand 1-5 New Zealand U-23 (Malcom Ferguson - ?) NZ Invitation XI: Kevin Harlock - Graham Griffiths, Bill Gray, Ken Feathers, Don Jones, Bill Price, Brian Smith, Terry Conley, Malcom Ferguson, Stewart Johnstone, Ken Ironside. New Zealand U-23: Owen Nuttridge - Bill Hunter, Robert Clark, Tony Gowans, Jim Moyes, Graham Bilby, John Legg, George Lamont, Earle Thomas, Mark Burgess, Bruce Leuschke. Coach: Ljubiša Broćić (Yugoslavia). Referee: n/a Note: New Zealand played as NZ Invitation XI.
1973Jan 27, Auckland, Newmarket Park New Zealand 0-5 Auckland (R Armstrong 3, Turner, I Ormond) New Zealand: Curtin; Lake, Ferguson, Staines, Tillotson; Randles, Hardman, Vest; Campbell (Tindall), Brand (Marley), Davis. Auckland: Morris; Sibley, B Armstrong, Latimour, R Armstrong; Turner, Ashurst, I Ormond; Bland (Taylor), Thomas, Farac. Note: New Zealand played as "The Rest of New Zealand" (i.e. without Auckland players).
1980Nov 5, Singapore, Deptford Road Ground Combined Services 1-8 New Zealand () Combined Services (New Zealand): n/a New Zealand: n/a Coach: Allan Jones. Notes: New Zealand was represented by the team that was returning home from the 1980 Merdeka Tournament in Malaysia. The opponents were most likely the New Zealand Defence Force (rather the local Singapore military).
1985Feb 10, Gisborne, Childers Road New Zealand 4-3 Gisborne City (Greg Little 2, Steve Sumner 2 (1 pen) - Grant Turner, Colin Walker, Stuart Owen) New Zealand: Frank van Hattum (Don Finlayson), Duncan Cole [c], Keith Garland, Allan Boath, John Leijh, Paul Halford (Alex Metzger), Steve Sumner, Ken Drakeford, William McClure, Kevin Hagan, Greg Little. Coach: Kevin Fallon. Gisborne City (New Zealand): David Reynolds, Richard Mulligan, John Gillies, Sean Byrne [c], Ken Cresswell, Kevin Birch, Peter Simonsen, Grant Turner (Philip Lowery), Declan Edge, Stuart Owen, Colin Walker. Coach: Les Todd. Referee: John Cameron (New Zealand). Note: Turner's first name not confirmed. Apr 8, Hamilton, Porritt Stadium, 4500 New Zealand 5-3 Claudelands Rovers Invitation XI (Greg Little 2, Ceri Evans 2, Richard Mulligan - Leighton Edwards, Kevin Keegan 2 (2 pens)) New Zealand: Frank van Hattum, Ken Cresswell, Ceri Evans, Malcolm Dunford, Alex Metzger (Richard Mulligan), Duncan Cole [c], Steve Sumner (Michael Groom), Allan Boath, Peter Henry (Kevin Birch), Greg Little, Kevin Hagan (Colin Walker). Coach: Kevin Fallon. Claudelands Rovers Invitation XI (New Zealand): Jim Barry, Terry Milligan, Philip Alexander, Paul Wilkinson, Ian Taylor (Martin Gorry), Terry Emms, Kevin Keegan [c], David King, William McClure, Leighton Edwards (Jim Doherty), Paul Nixon. Coach: n/a Referee: Bill Munro (New Zealand). Apr 15, Auckland, Bill McKinlay Park, 4500 New Zealand 2-0 1982 All Whites (Steve Sumner (pen), Greg Little) New Zealand: Frank van Hattum, Richard Mulligan, Malcolm Dunford, Keith Hobbs, Ken Cresswell (John Leijh), Duncan Cole [c], Steve Sumner, Allan Boath (Michael Groom), Declan Edge (Eddie Gavigan), Kevin Hagan, Greg Little (Peter Henry). Coach: Kevin Fallon. 1982 All Whites (New Zealand): Allan Gilgrist, John Hill, Sam Malcolmson (David Bright), Bobby Almond, Glen Dods, Keith Mackay (Mark Armstrong), Grant Turner, Nigel Debenham, Kevin Keegan, William McClure, Brian Turner. Coach: n/a Referee: Gary Fleet (New Zealand). Apr 17, Christchurch, English Park, 4500 New Zealand 0-0 Canterbury Invitation New Zealand: Frank van Hattum, Richard Mulligan, Sean Byrne, Malcolm Dunford (Ceri Evans), Keith Hobbs, John Leijh, Duncan Cole [c], Steve Sumner, Peter Henry (Declan Edge), Colin Walker, Greg Little (Kevin Hagan). Coach: Kevin Fallon. Canterbury Invitation (New Zealand): Steve Baker, Paul Hills, Bobby Almond, Marcel Verweij, Matthew Eggleston, George Caird, Russell Cotton (Daniel Halligan), Keith Braithwaite, Graeme Archer, Kevin Keegan [c], Alan Stroud. Coach: Terry Conley. Referee: Neil Burt (New Zealand). May 29, Wanganui, Cooks Gardens, 1000 New Zealand 2-0 Central Region (Deeley, Duncan Cole) New Zealand: Grant Schofield, Richard Mulligan, Ceri Evans, Malcolm Dunford, Keith Hobbs, Neal Phillips, Duncan Cole [c], Kevin Hagan, Colin Tuaa (Barry Weymouth), Peter Henry (William McClure), Andrew Deeley. Coach: Fred Goodwin. Central Region (New Zealand): Rudi Feitsma, Kevin Nash, Philip Alexander, David Fagaloa, Bruce McLauchlan (Steve O'Donoghue), Raymond Harris, Shaun Baxter, John Denham, Neil Cave, Paul Brydon, Paul Probert. Coach: Barrie Truman. Referee: Matt Noon (New Zealand). Aug 14, Palmerston North, Memorial Park, 2000 New Zealand 2-1 Manawatu Selection (Colin Walker 32', Kevin Hagan 55' - Reg Robinson 3') New Zealand: Frank van Hattum, Alex Metzger (Ceri Evans), Ken Cresswell, Malcolm Dunford, Keith Hobbs, Grant Turner, Steve Sumner (Declan Edge), Duncan Cole [c], Allan Boath, Kevin Hagan, Colin Walker. Coach: Kevin Fallon. Manawatu Selection (New Zealand): Steven Green, Willie Straw, Daryl O'Reilly, Brian Sheedy, Brian Watson, Andy Birchenough, Michael Breslin, Nigel Hart, Derek McKillop, Reg Robinson, Jeremy Cutler. Coach: n/a Referee: n/a Note: Glenn Kelly, Doug Jones and Lee Welsh may have played for Manawatu as substitutes. Sep 29, Auckland, Mount Smart Stadium New Zealand 0-0 Rothmans League Selection New Zealand: Frank van Hattum (Clint Gosling), Richard Mulligan, Ceri Evans, Allan Boath, Malcolm Dunford, Ken Cresswell, Steve Sumner, Grant Turner, Declan Edge (Peter Henry), Colin Walker, Peter Henry (Duncan Cole). Coach: Kevin Fallon. Rothmans League Selection (New Zealand): Clint Gosling (Grant Schofield), Tom Mason, Alex Metzger (Colin Hume), Keith Hobbs (Glen Adam), Sean Byrne, Ken Drakeford, Tony Levy, Fred de Jong, William McClure, Billy Harris, ? Hume (Paul Wilkinson). Coach: n/a Referee: Ken Wallace (New Zealand). Note: Hume's (substituted by Wilkinson) first name not confirmed as Colin.
1987Nov 1, Auckland New Zealand 4-0 Northern Region U-23 (Noel Barkley 2 pens, Fred de Jong 2) New Zealand: Fred de Jong, Paul Brydon, Noel Barkley, Declan Edge, [7 missing]. Coach: Kevin Fallon. Northern Region U-23 (New Zealand): Michael Ridenton, Shayne Martin, Darren Melville, Chris Riley, Mark Elrick, ? (Grant Carlson), [5 missing]. Referee: n/a Notes: The Northern Region U-23 team was selected by Kevin Fallon and included the players listed below: Bruce Williams (Huntly), Grant Mawston (Hamilton), Brian Hayes (Hamilton), Rodger Gray (Waitemata), Shayne Martin (Blockhouse), Michael Ridenton (Mt Wellington), Stephen Meharry (Mt Maunganui), Carl Jorgensen (West Auckland), Chris Riley (Mt Wellington), Declan Edge (Mt Maunganui), Mark Cossey (Mt Maunganui), Mark Elrick (Roskill), Terry Torrens (Ellerslie), Darren Melville (Waikato), Grant Carlson (Waikato), Lee Green (North Shore), Ziggy Kerbers (University). Horgensen and Gray both withdrew and Edge ended up playing for the New Zealand team. Most of the players that represented New Zealand in this match were based in Auckland. The squad included Grant Schofield, Chris Zoricich, Kim Wright, Craig Simpson, Paul Brydon and Tony Levy.
1988(unknown date), Christchurch New Zealand 1-2 Christchurch United Jul 24, Wellington, Newtown Park, 2000 New Zealand 3-1 Wellington Representative XI (Malcolm Dunford 13', 73', Michael McGarry 48' - Malcolm Dunford OG 90') New Zealand: Alan Stroud, Chris Zoricich, Gary Lund, Ceri Evans, Malcolm Dunford [c], Daniel Halligan, Michael McGarry (Paul Probert), Chris Riley, Declan Edge (Darren McClennan), Steve Sumner (Paul Thompson 70'), John Hanson. Coach: Kevin Fallon. Physio: Bryce Hastings. Unused subs: Richard Mulligan, Tony Ferris, Peter Kuiper (gk). Wellington Representative XI (New Zealand): Don Finalyson [c], Stuart Jacobs, Richard Romijn, Michael Schrijvers, Steve O'Donoghue, Robert Peel, Tony Buick-Constable (John Denham 71'), Greg Fleming, Paul Olsthoorn (Chris Christie 45'), John Murphy, David Chote. Coach: Barrie Truman (assisted by Dave Farrington). Referee: Barry Tasker (Wellington, New Zealand). Notes: Match kicked-off at 2 pm. Don Finalyson booked for arguing with the referee after New Zealand XI scored their third goal. Wellington squad: Don Finalyson (captain), Richard Romijn, John Denham, Kelvin O'Meara, Steve O'Donoghue, Tony Buick-Constable, Neal Cave, Greg Fleming (all Wellington United), Robbie Geerlings, Michael Schrijvers, Paul Olsthoorn (all Hutt Valley United), Stuart Jacobs, Robert Peel, David Chote (all Miramar), Craig Thompson* (Island Bay), Chris Christie* (Wellington Olympic), John Murphy* and Darril Jones* (both Waterside Karori). Coach: Barrie Truman (Wellington United). * - players from Central League clubs (second level)
1993Aug 21, Labasa, Subrail Park, 5000 Fiji 2-1 New Zealand (Mosese Jese 65', Jope Lomu 90' - Thomas Edge 21') Fiji: Iosefo Vosaboto, Kini Tubi, Jope Lomu, Maritino Nemani (Mosese Jese 30'), Epeli Rokoqica, Nete Francis [c], Abraham Watkins (Lote Delai 70'), Ramend Singh, Tevita Tukania, Radike Nawalu, Esala Masi, Taito Bula, Ratu Suliano Matanitobua. Coach: Billy Singh. New Zealand: Alan Stroud, Kenny Harlock, Sean Douglas, Perry Cotton, Matthew Byers, Ryan Dawkins, ? Legg, Gavin Wilkinson, Darren Fellows, Tony Laus, Thomas Edge. Coach: Ian Marshall. Referee: Nardeo Mishra (Fiji). Notes: Fiji's starting lineup has 13 starters (includes 2 substitutes). New Zealand sent a team labelled as Presidents XI. The match is considered a full internationals by FIFA. Aug 23, Suva, National Stadium Fiji 1-1 New Zealand (Radike Nawalu 36' - Julyan Fallon 7') Fiji: Iosefo Vosaboto, Epeli Rokoqica, Maritino Nemani, Kini Tubi, Nete Francis, Mohammed Yusuf, Jope Lomu (Mosese Jese), Abraham Watkins (Taito Bula), Esala Masi, Radike Nawalu, Bakalevu Moceimereke (Ratu Suliano Matanitobua). Coach: Billy Singh. New Zealand: Jason Batty, Lawrence Fitzpatrick, Kenny Harlock, Sean Douglas, Matthew Byers, Perry Cotton, Ryan Dawkins, Mark Atkinson, Mark Clare, Julyan Fallon, Thomas Edge. Coach: Ian Marshall. Referee: Prakash Chandra (Fiji). Notes: New Zealand sent a team labelled as Presidents XI. The match is considered a full internationals by FIFA. Julyan Fallon (NZ), Taito Bula (Fiji) and Thomas Edge (NZ) are known to have received yellow cards. Aug 25, Lautoka, Churchill Park, 6000 Fiji 0-0 New Zealand Fiji: Iosefo Vosaboto, Kini Tubi, Maritino Nemani, Nete Francis (Valerio Nasema), Epeli Rokoqica, Mohammed Yusuf, Esala Masi (Ratu Suliano Matanitabua), Abraham Watkins (Mosese Jese), Lote Delai (Taito Bula), Bakalevu Moceimereke, Radike Nawalu. Coach: Billy Singh. New Zealand: Jason Batty, Perry Cotton, Matthew Byers, Ryan Dawkins, Kenny Harlock, Gavin Wilkinson, Sean Douglas, Julyan Fallon, Thomas Edge, Darren Fellows, Tom Laus (Lawrence Fitzpatrick). Coach: Ian Marshall. Referee: Intaz Shah (Fiji). Note: New Zealand sent a team labelled as Presidents XI. The match is considered a full internationals by FIFA.
2006Agribank Cup Oct 25, Hà Nội, Mỹ Đình National Stadium Vietnam 1-0 New Zealand (Lê Công Vinh 16') Vietnam: Bùi Quang Huy (Tô Vĩnh Lợi 81'); Huỳnh Quang Thanh, Nguyễn Huy Hoàng, Nguyễn Minh Đức (Vũ Như Thành 88'), Nguyễn Văn Biển; Thạch Bảo Khanh (Lê Tấn Tài 66'), Lê Hồng Minh (Phan VănTài Em 66'), Nguyễn Minh Phương, Nguyễn Vũ Phong; Nguyễn Anh Đức, LêCông Vinh (Phan Thanh Bình 81'). Coach: Alfred Riedl (Austria). New Zealand: Mark Paston; Sam Peters, Phil Edginton, Jack Pelter, Ian Hogg (Tim Schaeffers 75'); Jeff Fleming (Cole Peverley 55'), Andy Barron [c], Sam Jenkins (Michael Gwyther 57'), Michael White; Leo Shin (Shaun Van Rooyen 80'); Jeremy Brockie. Coach: Stu Jacobs. Notes: New Zealand's team labelled as New Zealand ‘A’ (in this context ‘A’ indicates that this was a B team). Agribank Cup Oct 27, Hà Nội (Vietnam) Thailand XI 1-0 New Zealand (Teerathep Winothai 17') Note: Thailand was represented by the Asian Games squad (U-23 with 3 overage players). New Zealand's team labelled as New Zealand ‘A’ (in this context ‘A’ indicates that this was a B team). Agribank Cup Oct 29, Hà Nội (Vietnam) Bahrain U-21 0-1 New Zealand (Leo Shin) Notes: New Zealand's team labelled as New Zealand ‘A’ (in this context ‘A’ indicates that this was a B team).
2007Feb 7, Auckland, Bill McKinlay Park (Panmure) New Zealand 0-0 Tahiti New Zealand: Mark Paston [c], James Pritchett, Trent Watson, Ben Sigmund, Cole Tinkler, Jeremy Christie, Andy Barron, Ian Robinson (Jason Hayne 84'), Ian Sandbrook (Allan Pearce 61'), Adrian Webster (Daniel Ellensohn 69'), Brent Fisher. Coaches: Brian Turner and Colin Tuaa. Tahiti: Daniel Tapeta, Raimana Li Fung Kuee, Angelo Tchen, Taufa Neuffer (Axel Williams 73'), Nicolas Paigne, Temarii Tinorua (Billy Mataitai 46'), Jean-Yves Li Waut, Tamatoa Pahio (Pierre Kugogne 68'), Naea Bennett, Teva Zaveroni, Tamatoa Wagemann (Jérôme Tetavahai 77'). Coach: Gérard Kautai. Referee: Michael Hester (New Zealand). Notes: Jeremy Christie (NZ) and Taufa Neuffer (Tahiti) received yellow cards. Notes: New Zealand's team labelled as New Zealand ‘A’ (in this context ‘A’ indicates that this was a B team). Feb 9, Auckland, Waitakere City, Douglas Field (Trusts Stadium) New Zealand 0-0 Tahiti New Zealand: Mark Paston [c], Michael Boxall, Adam Cowan, Ben Sigmund, Trent Watson, Andy Barron, Ian Robinson, Allan Pearce (Costa Barbarouses 70'), Daniel Ellensohn (Jason Hayne 46'), Adrian Webster (Sam Matthews 46'), Brent Fisher. Coaches: Brian Turner and Colin Tuaa. Tahiti: Xavier Samin, Raimana Li Fung Kuee, Angelo Tchen, Taufa Neuffer, Nicolas Paigne, Billy Mataitai (Farahia Teuira 64'), Pierre Kugogne, Jean-Yves Li Waut, Naea Bennett, Teva Zaveroni, Tamatoa Wagemann (Freddy Tauihara 64'). Coach: Gérard Kautai. Notes: New Zealand's team labelled as New Zealand ‘A’ (in this context ‘A’ indicates that this was a B team). "OFC Football for Life" charity match Aug 10, Suva Fiji 1-2 New Zealand (Pita Rabo 77' - Craig Henderson 13', Sam Messam 63') Fiji: Ben Mateinaqara, Shalen Lal (Roy Krishna 63'), Ronil Kumar (Malakai Tiwa 46'), Laisisasa Gautaurua (Pita Baleitoga 46'), Josaia Bukalidi (Pita Rabo 53'), Osea Vakatalesau, Thomas Vulivuli (Viliame Toma 54'), Peni Finau [c], Taniela Waqa, Salesh Kumar (Petero Dauniseka 75'), Malakai Kanihewe. Coach: Juan Carlos Buzzetti (Uruguay). New Zealand: Jacob Spoonley, James Pritchett, Craig Wylie (Joel Mathews 70'), Steven Old, Sam Messam (David Samson 87'), Andy Barron [c], Stuart Hogg (Cole Peverley 84'), Craig Henderson, Jeremy Brockie (Daniel Ellensohn 50'), Jeff Campbell, Aaron Scott. Coach: Jonathan Gould (Scotland). Referee: Dhirendra Kewal (Fiji). Notes: Fiji had two players yellow carded: Ronil Kumar (23rd minute) and Peni Finau (65th minute). New Zealand also had two players yellow carded: Stuart Hogg (41 st minute) and Jacob Spoonley (80th minute). "OFC Football for Life" charity match Aug 12, Lautoka, Churchill Park, 3000 Fiji 1-0 New Zealand (Roy Krishna 45+2') Fiji: Simione Tamanisau, Alvin Avinesh (Petero Daunisaka 73'), Waisake Sabutu (Avinesh Swamy 46' (Robert Wise 87')), Pita Baleitoga (Raj Kumar 87'), Josaia Bukalidi (Osea Vakatalesau 55'), Peni Finau [c], Samuela Vula (Viliame Toma 59'), Malakai Tiwa, Malakai Kainihewe, Pita Rabo, Roy Krishna (Maciu Dunadamu 73'). Coach: Juan Carlos Buzzetti (Uruguay). New Zealand: Roy Bell, Sam Jasper (David Samson 46'), Aaron Scott, Daniel Ellensohn, Jeff Campbell, Craig Henderson (Jeremy Brockie 53'), Andy Barron [c], Sam Messam (Stu Hogg 72'), Steven Old, James Pritchett (Sam Mathews 90+3'), Joel Mathews (Cole Peverley 46'). Coach: Jonathan Gould (Scotland). Referee: Leone Rakaroi (Fiji). Notes: Fiji had three players yellow carded: Pita Baleitoga (48th minute), Pita Rabo (55th minute) and Maciu Dunadamu (90+2 minute). New Zealand had Jeremy Brockie yellow carded in the 62nd minute.
2010May 9, Auckland New Zealand 2-0 NZFC All Stars (Kosta Barbarouses, Jeremy Brockie) Notes: New Zealand's team labelled as New Zealand ‘A’ (in this context ‘A’ indicates that this was a B team).
2011May 25, Auckland New Zealand 4-1 Waitakere United (Kosta Barbarouses, Jeremy Brockie, Tim Brown, Ben Sigmund - unknown)
2012Feb 24, Melbourne (Australia), Epping Stadium Saudi Arabia 6-0 New Zealand (Hamed Al-Hamed 13', Ahmed Al-Fraidi 16', Mohammed Ash-Shalhoub 30', Nasser Ash-Shamrani 54', Taisir Al-Jassem 72', Naif Hazazi 81' pen) Saudi Arabia: Walid Abdullah Ali (Yasser Al-Musailim 46'), Hassan Muath Fallatah (Kamel Al-Mur 46'), Abdullah Az-Zori Ad-Dawsari (Yasser Ash-Shahrani 46'), Osama Hawsawi (Mohammed Eid Al-Bishi 46'), Kamel Al-Mousa (Sayaf Al-Bishi ~60'), Ahmed Otif, Ahmed Al-Fraidi (Yousef As-Salem ~60'), Taisir Al-Jassem, Mohammed Ash-Shalhoub (Yahya Ash-Shehri 46'), Hamed Al-Hamed, Nasser Ash-Shamrani (Naif Hazazi ~60'). Coach: Frank Rijkaard (Netherland). New Zealand: Scott Basalaj, Cole Tinkler [c] (Tim Myers 75'), Michael Eagar, Cole Peverley (Ross Haviland 85'), Cameron Lindsay (James Musa 15'), Jason Hayne (Adam Thomas 30'), Dakota Lucas (Ethan Galbraith 46'), Louis Fenton, Aaron Clapham (Jason Hicks 75'), Michael Kramer (Adam McGeorge 30'), Andrew Milne. Coach: Chris Zorocich. Notes: New Zealand had two players sent-off: Michael Eagar (7th minute) and Andrew Milne (two yellow cards, both in the 66th minute). It is not known whether any Saudi Arabia players were booked. New Zealand team was made up of under-23 footballers preparing for Oceania Olympic Qualifiers plus four over-age players (Cole Peverley, Aaron Clapham, Jason Hayne and Cole Tinkler). Saudi Arabia was using this match as a warm-up for a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Australia. Four days earlier, Saudi Arabia met the New Zealand U-23 side (without any over-age players), winning 3-0. New Zealand's team labelled as New Zealand ‘A’ (in this context ‘A’ indicates that this was a B team). New Zealand's unused substitute were: Rhyss Keane (gk), Tristan Prattley, Andy Bevin, Alex Fenderidis, Daniel Saric. Sean Lovemore was injured and not available for selection.
2013Jun 4, Auckland, Albany, North Harbour Stadium, 3532 New Zealand 0-1 Jordan (Odai Al-Saify 3') New Zealand: Jacob Spoonley (Scott Basalaj 67'), Andrew Durante (James Musa 59'), Aaron Scott (Tim Myers 59'), Ian Hogg (Luke Rowe 67'), Cameron Howieson (Monty Patterson 85'), Aaron Clapham, Jake Butler, Jeremy Christie (Cameron Lindsay 77'), Ivan Vicelich, Louis Fenton, Tyler Boyd. Coach: Neil Emblen (England). Jordan: Amer Shafi Sabbah, Adnan Hassan Adous, Saeed Hassan Al-Murjan, Amer Deeb Khalil [c] (Baha' Abdel-Rahman Suleiman 71'), Mohammad Ali Mustafa, Odai Al-Saify (Abdallah Khaled Deeb Salim 71'), Ahmad Hayel Ibrahim Arshidat (Oday Samir Zahran 81'), Khalil Zaid Bani Attiah (Yaseen Anas Al-Bakhit 78'), Shadi Abu Hash'hash (Hamza Ali Khaled Al-Dardour 71'), Basem Omar Fathi Othman (Mohammad Al-Dmeiri 85'), Anas Bani Yaseen. Coach: Adnan Hamad (Iraq). Referee: n/a Notes: Mathew Ridenton was an unused New Zealand substitute. Jordan's unused substitutes were Mohammad Muneer Ahmed Al-Muattasim, Ra'ed Fraeh Al-Nawateer, Ahmed Abdel-Sattar Nawwas (gk), Ibrahim Farhan Al-Zawahreh, Essam Abdallah Ibrahim Mubaideen, Ahmed Samir Saleh, Abdullah Al-Zubi (gk), Musaab Lahham, Salah Musaad (gk). Match kicked-off at 7:30 pm. New Zealand's team labelled as New Zealand ‘A’ (in this context ‘A’ indicates that this was a B team). Sep 22, Rotorua, Rotorua International Stadium, 3553 New Zealand 1-1 Wellington Phoenix (Aaron Clapham 49' - Stein Huysegems 40') New Zealand: Glen Moss (Tamati Williams 70'), Tony Lochhead (Ian Hogg 56'), Andrew Durante, Cole Peverley (Adam Mitchell 80'), Jason Hicks (Stuart Holthusen 80'), Jeremy Brockie, Matthew Ridenton, Leo Bertos, Ivan Vicelich, Aaron Clapham, Jake Butler (Aaron Scott 70'). Wellington Phoenix: n/a Coach: Ernie Merrick (Scotland). Referee: n/a Notes: New Zealand's team labelled as New Zealand ‘A’ (in this context ‘A’ indicates that this was a B team). The match kicked off at 2:30 pm.
2014Aug 17, Taupo, Owen Delany Park New Zealand 2-3 Wellington Phoenix (Jeremy Brockie 57', Michael McGlinchey 70' - Roy Krishna 5', 18', 90+2') New Zealand: Glen Moss, Michael Boxall, Joel Stevens, Louis Fenton, [7 missing]. Coach: Neil Emblem. Wellington Phoenix: Lewis Italiano, Hamish Watson, Alex Rufer, Josh Brindell-South, Nathan Burns, Tom Doyle, [5 missing]. Coach: Ernie Merrick (Scotland). Referee: n/a Note: Calm, sunny conditions. Jeremy Brockie's 28 minute penalty saved. Notes: New Zealand's team labelled as New Zealand ‘A’ (in this context ‘A’ indicates that this was a B team).
2015May 10, Cambridge, St Peter's School Grounds New Zealand 0-9 Ghana U-20 (Emmanuel Boateng 3, Samuel Afful 2, Osei Barnes 2, Prosper Kasim, Samuel Tetteh) Notes: New Zealand's selection appears to be made up mostly (or entirely) of Hamilton Wanderers players. Hamilton Wanderers play in the Northern Premeir League (2nd tier of the New Zealand football league system). Result also reported as 0-8. Aug 23, New Plymouth, Yarrow Stadium New Zealand 2-1 Wellington Phoenix (Louis Fenton 33', Alex Rufer 58' - Roy Krishna 73') New Zealand: Oliver Sail (Scott Basalaj), Harshae Raniga, Thomas Doyle (Ben Mata), Andrew Blake (Logan Rogerson), Moses Dyer, Joel Stevens (Clayton Lewis), Michael McGlinchey, Alex Rufer, Te Atawhai Hudson-Wihongi, Liam Higgins, Louis Fenton (Jack Anderson). Coach: Anthony Hudson. Wellington Phoenix: Lewis Italiano, Manny Muscat, Andrew Durante, Ben Sigmund (Ben Stroud), Vince Lia, Matthew Ridenton, Roly Bonevacia (Ruairi Cahill-Fluery), Kwabena Appiah (Tamupiwa Dimario), Blake Powell, Albert Riera (Sarpeet Singh), Roy Krishna. Coach: Ernie Merrick (Scotland). Referee: n/a Notes: New Zealand's team labelled as New Zealand ‘A’ (in this context ‘A’ indicates that this was a B team). The match kicked off at 1:30 pm.
Sources: [Hil 91], [Smi], [Smi -], [Dev -], The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website, "The Dominion" (Wellington), "The Press" (Christchurch), "Soccer Expess" (New Zealand), "Straits Times" (Singapore), "Fiji Times" (Suva), various RSSSF pages and personal records
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