New Zealand squad announced by Herbert

Ricki Herbert has named his 21-man New Zealand squad for next month’s friendlies.

Ricki Herbert has named his 21-man New Zealand squad for next month’s friendlies.

The All Whites take on Honduras in Albany on October 9 at North Harbour Stadium before meeting Paraguay in Wellington on October 12 and Herbert today put forward his squad for the encounters.

"Selecting the 23 for South Africa was among the toughest decisions I've had to make but it was of paramount importance that we give those players who went to South Africa a chance to thank the public for the overwhelming support," said Herbert.

“It's fantastic to have two World Cup opponents here in New Zealand so close after the World Cup.

"It is a great way of concluding the 2010 campaign, but it's also important to announce the start a long hard campaign towards Brazil 2014."

Plymouth Argyle forward Rory Fallon will not make the trip as he recovers from a hernia operation in England whilst retired internationals Andy Barron and James Bannatyne will be special guests for the game in Wellington.

New Zealand squad for Honduras and Paraguay friendlies

Goalkeepers

Glen Moss (Gold Coast United, A-League)
Mark Paston (Wellington Phoenix, A-League)

Defenders

Andrew Boyens (New York Red Bulls, MLS)
Tony Lochhead (Wellington Phoenix, A-League)
Ryan Nelsen (Blackburn Rovers, English Premier League)
Winston Reid (West Ham United, English Premier League)
Ben Sigmund (Wellington Phoenix, A-League)
Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town, English Championship)
Ivan Vicelich (Shenzhen Ruby, Chinese Super League)

Midfielders

Leo Bertos (Wellington Phoenix, A-League)
Jeremy Brockie (Newcastle Jets, A-League)
Tim Brown (Wellington Phoenix, A-League)
Aaron Clapham (Canterbury United, NZFC)
Jeremy Christie (Tampa Bay Rowdies, USSF Div 2)
Simon Elliott (unattached)
Michael McGlinchey (Central Coast Mariners, A-League)
David Mulligan (Auckland City, NZFC)
Cole Peverley (Team Wellington, NZFC)

Forwards

Chris Killen (Shenzhen Ruby, Chinese Super League)
Shane Smeltz (Genclerbirligi, Turkish Super Lig)
Chris Wood (West Bromwich Albion, English Premier League)

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