All Whites coach Darren Bazeley makes four changes to starting line-up

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Head coach Darren Bazely has made four changes to the All Whites starting line-up to face Australia’s Socceroos in London.

Since the weekend’s 1-1 draw with DR Congo, he has brought goalkeeper Michael Woud, defender Bill Tuiloma, midfielder Matt Garbett and forward Alex Greive into the starting side.

Tuilomoa and Garbett were used as subs against Congo but Woud and Greive come into the side fresh.

Absent from the squad to play Australia is midfielder Sarpreet Singh who played 79 minutes against Congo. He has a slight calf strain.

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Meanwhile, Alessandro Circati will make his Australian debut.

Main photo: All Whites fans show their passion for games against Australia in 2010. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

Watch the match


Game to be played on Wednesday October 18, 2023 (NZT)

New Zealand v Australia
Gtech Community Stadium, London, 7.45am (NZT)


New Zealand

22. Michael Woud
5. Michael Boxall
13. Liberato Cacace
4. Nando Pijnaker
6. Bill Tuiloma
7. Matthew Garbett
20. Callum McCowatt
8. Marko Stamenic
17 Alex Greive
16. Eli Just
9. Chris Wood (captain)


1. Max Crocombe (Gk)
12. Nik Tzanev (Gk)
18. Tyler Bindon
14. Joe Champness
2. Niko Kirwan
21. Max Mata
15. Tommy Smith
19. Ben Waine
3. Dalton Wilkins


1. Maty Ryan (captain)
17. Lewis Miller
19. Harry Souttar
23.Alessandro Circati
16. Aziz Behich
20. Keanu Baccus
21. Massimo Luongo
8. Connor Metcalfe
6. Martin Boyle
15. Mitch Duke
5. Jordan Bos


2. Milos Degenek
3. Cameron Burgess
4. Kye Rowles
7. Sam Silvera
9. Brandon Borrello
10. Craig Goodwin
11. Awer Mabil
12. Andrew Redmayne (Gk)
13. Ryan Strain
14. Aiden O’Neill
18. Tom Glover (Gk)
22. Jackson Irvine
25. Patrick Yazbek
26. Mohamed Toure

About the Soccer Ashes

The trophy was created in 1923, containing ashes of cigars smoked by Australian captain Alex Gibb and New Zealand captain George Campbell following the first meeting between the two nations in Australia in June 1923.

The trophy went missing in 1954 but was rediscovered during the COVID pandemic and returned to Football Australia.

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