It has been 11 years since the All Whites last played Australia, going down 3-0 in Adelaide after Socceroos striker Josh Kennedy bagged a brace. It has been much longer since New Zealand beat their trans-Tasman rivals. Midfielder Ben Old was not even born when Ryan Nelsen popped up with a late goal to beat Australia 1-0 in the OFC Nations Cup final all the way back in 2002. FOOTBALL AUSTRALIA All Whites coach Danny Hay and striker Chris Wood call for matches against Australia. Finally, after more than a decade, they meet again . The All Whites and Australia will play in Brisbane on Thursday before travelling home to play their first match on home soil in five years in Auckland on Sunday. READ MORE: All Whites rookie was 8 years old when Winston Reid scored at the World Cup ‘A true legend’: All Whites captain Winston Reid to retire from international football Red card vs Costa Rica costs Kosta Barbarouses a place in All Whites squad The two matches have been arranged to mark the 100-year anniversary of the first A international between New Zealand and Australia. They will also be All Whites captain Winston Reid's last for… Read full this story
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