All Whites confirmed to play Lithuania

The All Whites will play Lithuania in November for the first time. © Copyright photo: Francesc Juan /

The All Whites will play World No 133 Lithuania in the November international window.

The OFC Champions, who meet the World No 32 the Republic of Ireland on Thursday 14 November in Dublin, will play the Eastern European nation three days later in the capital of Vilnius.

The international friendly – the first between New Zealand and Lithuania – will be held on Sunday 17 November at the Lithuania National Stadium. 


Andy Boyens, the New Zealand Football Interim Technical Director, was pleased to confirm the fixtures against two European teams.

“It is going to be great to see the All Whites back in action,” said Boyens  “We have had the Ireland game confirmed for a few months now and it’s great to have locked in the second fixture in the window which we’ve had in the works for a while now.

“We are confident we will have our new All Whites coach in place for these fixtures, and we know this is an important time for the team as we rebuild for FIFA World Cup qualifying.”

The next 12 months will be huge for the All Whites as they build towards the qualifying campaign for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The New Zealand U-23 men will look to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the OFC U-23 Championship in September and October in Fiji this year.

All Whites International Friendlies in November

All Whites v Republic of Ireland
Thursday 14 November
Aviva Stadium, Dublin

All Whites v Lithuania
Sunday 17 November
Lithuania National Stadium, Vilnius


Article added: Thursday 04 July 2019


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