Positive Thinking

All Whites coach Ricki Herbert is confident the All Whites will earn their first ever point in a FIFA Confederations Cup this month in South Africa. “I think we have to believe it’s a real possibility,” Herbert said. Though the Oceania champions, who are the tallest team in the Confederations Cup tournament, conceded 5-0 to European champions Spain on June 14 in Rustenburg, North West Province, Herbert remains confident. “Iraq gives us a feel for Asian opposition, South Africa a taste of intimidating home support and the match against Spain will be a lesson in intensity and a huge step-up in quality. It’s an exciting proposition but one that should gives us plenty of experience to take into two massive games for the sport in New Zealand,” Herbert says. This is the squad’s third appearance at the global competition.

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