VIDEO: Highlights from the abandoned game between All Whites and Qatar

New Zealand were leading 1-0 when their international friendly against Qatar was abandoned at half-time, when the All Whites refused to take the pitch.

The New Zealand team were protesting the lack of action by officials after claims defender Michael Boxall had been subjected to a racial slur by a Qatari player.

In the 45 minutes of football played, New Zealand went ahead in the 17th minute when Marco Rojas laid off the ball for Marko Stamenic to drill home from 25 metres.

Main photo: Marko Stamenic shoots from outside the box to put New Zealand ahead.

Rojas had two clear chances in the half but shot wide.

Qatar hit the post and produced three good saves from All Whites’ goalkeeper Max Crocombe, recalled to the side after a five-year hiatus.


Game played on Tuesday June 20, 2023 (NZT)

Qatar 0
New Zealand 1 (Marko Stamenic 17′)
*Match abandoned at half-time.

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Watch the highlights



Barsham, Shehata, Salman, Abdoullah, Yusuf, Marafi, Mohamed, Ahmed, Mashal, Abdulla, Thaim.

Subs not used: Ali, Al-Hail, Madibo, Abdulsallam, Alabdlla, Alrawi, Muntari, Al-Naimi, Alhamawende, Hassan, Mazeed.

New Zealand

Max Crocombe, Nando Pijnaker, Michael Boxall, Bill Tuiloma, Matt Garbett, Joe Bell (captain), Marko Stamenic, Marco Rojas, Liberato Cacace, Max Mata, Callum McCowatt.

Subs not used: Oli Sail, Nik Tzanev, Callum Elliot, Francis De Vries, Ben Waine, Elijah Just, Tommy Smith, Alex Rufer, Alex Greive, Finn Surman, Tim Payne.

Yellow card: Pijnaker 42′.


Referee: Manuel Schüttengruber (Austria).

Assistant referees: Roland Brandner (Austria), Santino Schreiner (Austria).

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