Both these teams who have not made quite an impact to the world of football will clash with each other in order to create history. The footballing history of both the teams have not been that glorious but in 1980s when Canada and New Zealand faced off, Canada won both the matches with a big score leaving New Zealand in all ashes. But this New Zealand team would try to control things from now since, they have Herdman as coach who coached the New Zealand’s Women team from 2006 to 2011 will clearly make things better for the Kiwis. However, on the other hand Canada will try to repeat the history in this international friendly that is to be played in Spain.
New Zealand vs Canada full squad, team news, playing XI and match preview are listed here.
When and where?
This match is to be played at Pinatar Arena, Murcia, Spain. The ground has a capacity of 30, 740 and it is expected to be a cloudy day in Murcia which would only add to the excitement of this game.
The clash will take place at 8:30 PM (IST) on March 24, 2018 and can be streamed live on fuboTV.
Canada – W W W D W L
New Zealand – L L D L L D
Goalkeepers: Milan Borjan, Jayson Leutwiler, Simon Thomas
Defenders: Sam Adekugbe, Derek Cornelius, David Edgar, Dejan Jakovic, Manjrekar James, Marcus Godinho, Ashtone Morgan, Michael Petrasso
Midfielders: Tesho Akindele, Jay Chapman, Raheem Edwards, Atiba Hutchinson, Mark Anthony Kaye, Liam Millar, Jonathan Osorio, Samule Piette, David Wotherspoon,
Forwards: Clye Larin, Tosaint Ricketts, Kris Twardek
Goalkeepers: Max Crocombe, Nik Tzanev, Michael Woud
Defenders: Sam Brotherton, Michael Boxall, Nikko Boxall, Tom Doyle, Dane Ingram, Adam Mitchell, Storm Roux, Themis Tzimpolous
Midfielders: Cam Howieson, Niko Kirwan, Clayton Lewis, Michael McGlinchey, Tim Payne, Matt Ridenton, Alex Rufer, Sarpreet Singh, Ryan Thomas
Forwards: Myer Bevan, Jeremy Brockie, Andre De Jong, Marco Rojas
Canada – Borjan (GK), Ashtone Morgan, Dejan Jaković, Michael Petrasso, Tesho Akindele, Tosaint Ricketts, Samuel Piette, Cyle Larin, Atiba Hutchinson, David Edgar, Jonathan Osario, Mark Anthony Kaye
New Zealand – Crocombe (GK), Michael Boxall, Themis Tzimopoulos, Tom Doyle, Sam Brotherton, Michael McGlinchey, Tim Payne, Ryan Thomas, Myer Bevan, Marco Rojas, Ryan Thomas
Our bet is on Canada for this game because if we go by history they have defeated New Zealand twice in the 1980s and is also expected that in this game they would try to repeat the same.
THIS NZ VS CAN MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.