AUCKLAND – Eight players from Ricki Herbert’s Wellington Phoenix squad have been named in his All White squad for the Oceania FIFA World Cup qualifiers in October.

All three Phoenix goalkeepers make the cut, with U-20 stopper Jacob Spoonley making his first full international squad alongside his Wellington teammates Glen Moss and Mark Paston.

Goal scoring hero from the All Whites’ last match – a 2-2 draw in Wales – Shane Smeltz is another Phoenix player to be included while the Hyundai A-League also has a ninth representative in Leo
Bertos, who has been in fine pre-season form for the Perth Glory.

Seven players will return from Europe for the home and away matches including a predictable return for Blackburn captain Ryan Nelson, and Celtic’s Chris Killen. Simon Elliot, David Mulligan and Chris
James will join them on the plane from Britain while Kris Bouckenooghe and Ivan Vicelich return from their Belgian and Dutch clubs respectively.

Story courtesy of NZF Media…

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