NZL 2-0 NCL

New Zealand defeated New Caledonia 2-0 in their Group A encounter at QBE Stadium, Auckland on Saturday in Stage Three of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Qualifiers.

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New Zealand: 1. Stefan MARINOVIC (GK), 3. Deklan WYNNE, 4. Themi TZIMOPOULOS, 6. Bill TUILOMA, 7. Kosta BARBAROUSES, 9. Chris WOOD (C), 11. Marco ROJAS, 14. Ryan THOMAS, 15. Clayton LEWIS, 21. Liam GRAHAM, 22. Andrew DURANTE.

Substitutes:2. Henry CAMERON, 12. Glen MOSS (GK), 13. Monty PATTERSON, 16. Louis FENTON, 17. Luke ADAMS, 19. Moses DYER, 20. Te Atawhai HUDSON-WIHONGI, 23. Tamati WILLIAMS

Coach:Anthony HUDSON

New Caledonia:1. Thomas SCHMIDT (GK), 3. Jean-Brice WADRIAKO, 5. Yoann MERCIER 6. Cedric SANSOT, 7. Joel WAKANUMUNE, 8. Emile BEARUNE, 10. Cesar ZEOULA, 11. Bertrand KAI, 13. Roy KAYARA, 18. Georges GOPE-FENEPEJ, 19. Jorys MENE(GK)

Substitutes: 4. Pierre KAUMA, 9. Brice DAHITE, 12. Richard SELE, 14. Jacky MEINDU, 15. Joseph ATHALE, 16. Morgan MATHELON, 20. Mickael ULILE (GK).

Coach:Thierry SARDO

Match Officials:
Referee: Norbert HAUATA (TAH)
Assistant Referee 1: Paul AHUPU (TAH)
Assistant Referee 2: Philippe REVEL (TAH)
Fourth Official: Averii JACQUES (TAH)

FULL TIME NZL 2-0 NCL

90′ Three minutes of additional time

89′ SUB NCL New Caledonia’s Joel WAKANUMUNE comes off for Brice DAHITE

88′ New Zealand’s Marco ROJAS sends the corner straight to WOOD’s feet in front of the box but WOOD misses the ball

88′ Chris WOOD earns New Zealand the corner

86′ New Caledonia’s Bertrand KAI pressures New Zealand’s goalkeeper Stefan MARINOVIC but the offside call is given

85′ WOOD takes on three New Caledonians but his attempt is just saved by New Caledonia’s goalkeeper Thomas SCHMIDT

84′ New Zealand’s Monty PATTERSON attempts to head in a cross from New Zealand’s Marco ROJAS but goes just wide of far post

83′ SUB NCLNew Caledonia’s Cesar ZEOULA makes room for Richard SELE

82′ New Zealand’s Monty PATTERSON attempts to cut the ball back from the line but sends the ball out of play

80′ SUB NZL New Zealand’s Ryan THOMAS is replaced by Te Atawhai HUDSON-WIHONGI

77′ New Caledonia’s Jean-Brice WADRIAKO makes room for Joseph ATHALE

76′ Chris WOOD wins a one-on-one against New Caledonia’s goalkeeper Thomas SCHMIDT but the offside call is given.

72′ GOAL!!! NZL 2-0 NCL Chris WOOD receives a cross from Monty PATTERSON infront of goal and flicks it behind him for Marco ROJAS to finish.

71′ New Caledonia’s Roy KAYARA sends the corner kick well over the New Zealand crossbar

68′ New Caledonia’s Yoann MERCIER clears back-to-back attempts from New Zealand’s Ryan THOMAS

67′ New Zealand’s Monty PATTERSON and New Caledonia’s Emile BEARUNE chase a ball but BEARUNE guides it out of play to earn the goal kick.

65′ New Zealand’s Marco ROJAS’s free kick finds WOOD’s head but is sent over the crossbar

64′ Free kick to New Zealand just outside the New Caledonia box after a foul on New Zealand’s Monty PATTERSON

61′ SUB NZL New Zealand’s Clayton LEWIS is replaced by Moses DYER

61′ SUB NZL New Zealand’s Kosta BARBAROUSES makes room for Monty PATTERSON

60′ New Caledonia’s Cesar ZEOULA has an attempt off a one-two but sends it just wide of goal.

59′ New Zealand’s Chris WOOD turns and shoots under pressure sending the ball straight to New Caledonia’s goalkeeper Thomas SCHMIDT

58′ New Zealand’s Themi TZIMOPOULOS charges out of the New Zealand penalty box with the ball creating a counter-attack.

57′ New Caledonia’s Cesar ZEOULA does a quick one-two with New Caledonia’s Emile BEARUNE in the box but ZEOULA’s attempt is punched over the crossbar.

56′ Free kick to New Caledonia after New Zealand’s Ryan THOMAS tackles New Caledonia’s Cesar ZEOULA

54′ New Caledonia’s Cesar ZEOULA sends the free kick into New Zealand’s wall winning New Caledonia the corner.

53′ Free kick to New Caledonia just outside the New Zealand box after a tackle from New Zealand’s Bill TUILOMA on New Caledonia’s Roy KAYARA

52′ New Zealand’s Kosta BARBAROUSES attempts a run into the New Caledonia box but New Caledonia’s Emile BEARUNE makes the tackle.

50′ A cross from New Caledonia’s Roy KAYARA finds New Caledonia’s Cesar ZEOULA’s head and is sent just over the crossbar.

50′ New Zealand’s Kosta BARBAROUSES looks for WOOD but is tackled by New Caledonia’s Georges GOPE-FENEPEJ

48′ Free kick to New Caledonia after a foul from New Zealand’s Andrew DURANTE

47′ New Zealand’s Deklan WYNNE sends in a cross to New Zealand’s Chris WOOD but WOOD can’t get a foot to the ball before a New Caledonia clearance.

46′ The second half is underway with New Caledonia’s kick off.

HALF TIME: NZL 1-0 NCL

45′ YELLOW CARD New Zealand’s Bill TUILOMA is cautioned for a tackle from behind

42′ GOAL!! NZL 1-0 NCL New Zealand’s Marco ROJAS’s attempt is blocked by New Caledonia’s goalkeeper Thomas SCHMIDT but the keeper can’t hold on to it and the ball bounces into goal

41′ New Zealand’s Liam GRAHAM makes a run up the line but sends the ball out of play giving New Caledonia the goal kick

40′ New Caledonia’s Cesar ZEOULA sends in a free kick but the offside call is given

38′ New Zealand’s Kosta BARBAROUSES sends an attempt past New Caledonia’s goalkeeper Thomas SCHMIDT but it hits the side post and bounces back into play

37′ New Caledonia’s Cesar ZEOULA takes the corner but no New Caledonia player can get a head to it

36′ Free kick to New Caledonia after a foul on New Caledonia’s Cesar ZEOULA

35′ New Caledonia’s Roy KAYARA sends in the free kick but New Zealand’s goalkeeper Stefan MARINOVIC jumps and makes the save

34′ YELLOW CARD New Zealand’s Liam GRAHAM is cautioned after a foul

33′ New Zealand’s Chris WOOD fires in an attempt but hits the side post and bounces back into play

32′ Free kick to New Zealand just outside the box after a foul from New Caledonia’s Georges GOPE-FENEPEJ

31′ New Zealand’s Liam GRAHAM sends in a very dangerous cross but no New Zealand foot meets the ball.

29′ Free kick to New Zealand after a high foot from New Zealand’s Chris WOOD

28′ New Caledonia’s Jean-Brice WADRIAKO attempts to head the ball through but New Zealand’s Liam GRAHAM makes the clearance

27′ Free kick to New Caledonia just outside the box after a foul on New Caledonia’s Cesar ZEOULA

26′ New Caledonia’s Cesar ZEOULA sends in a corner but New Zealand’s Bill TUILOMA heads the ball clear.

25′ New Caledonia’s Georges GOPE-FENEPEJ crosses in along the ground but New Caledonia’s Cesar ZEOULA’s attempt is blocked by the New Zealand backline.

24′ Free kick to New Caledonia after New Zealand’s Chris WOOD makes a tackle on New Caledonia’s Joel WAKANUMUNE

24′ New Caledonia’s Cesar ZEOULA takes the corner but New Zealand’s Chris WOOD makes the clearance.

23′ New Caledonia’s Cesar ZEOULA’s cross is blocked but earns him the corner.

22′ New Zealand’s Liam GRAHAM attempts a cross but is blocked by New Caledonia’s Georges GOPE-FENEPEJ.

21′ New Zealand’s Themi TZIMOPOULOS fires a long ball to New Caledonia’s goalkeeper Thomas SCHMIDT’s hands.

20′ New Zealand’s Chris WOOD bring’s down a high ball and passes to New Zealand’s Clayton LEWIS but the New Caledonia backline make the clearance.

18′ New Caledonia maintain possession in the New Zealand half but give away a free kick off a hand ball.

15′ New Caledonia’s Roy KAYARA looks for Bertrand KAI but sends his cross out of play

13′ YELLOW CARD New Caledonia’s Yoann MERCIER is cautioned after a late tackle on Ryan THOMAS.

11′ WOOD and BARBAROUSES push into the New Caledonia penalty box but the offside call is given.

8′ New Zealand’s Marco ROJAS chases a well placed through ball but New Caledonia’s goalkeeper Thomas SCHMIDT gets to it first.

8′ New Zealand’s Chris WOOD chases a long ball but can’t get a foot on it before going out of play

7′ New Caledonia’s goalkeeper Thomas SCHMIDT’s goal kick finds New Zealand’s goalkeeper Stefan MARINOVIC’s hands

5′ Free kick to New Zealand after New Caledonia’s Bertrand KAI is called offside.

4′ New Zealand’s Chris WOOD fires the free kick just over the crossbar.

3′ Free kick to New Zealand after a foul from New Caledonia’s Joel WAKANUMUNE on New Zealand’s Ryan THOMAS

1′ New Zealand’s Bill TUILOMA attempts to corss but sends the ball out giving New Caledonia the goal kick.

1′ The match begins with New Zealand’s kick-off.

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