An expanded World Cup could have huge benefits for soccer in New Zealand, NZ Football chief executive Andy Martin claims.
Gab Marcotti explains why FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams has its benefits, but not everyone agrees.
New Zealand are in pole position to reach the Oceania World Cup qualifying playoff after drawing 0-0 against New Caledonia on Tuesday.
Solomon Islands beat Tahiti in their World Cup qualifier thanks to a last-gasp goal from James Naka.
Marco Rojas scored twice as New Zealand beat New Caledonia 2-0 Saturday in an Oceania World Cup qualifying match.
Tahiti opened the final stage of Oceania World Cup qualifying with a 1-0 win over Solomon Islands.