Max links up with the All Whites Squad
Oxford United goalkeeper Max Crocombe has been called up by New Zealand for an international game against Myanmar in Yangon this weekend.
Max flew out yesterday to link up with All Whites coach Anthony Hudson and a squad that sees established New Zealand players Winston Reid, Shane Smeltz, Jeremy Brockie, Michael McGlinchey and Marco Rojas joined by several of the youngsters who did so well at the FIFA Under 20 World Cup this summer.
“We have used the time leading up to now to identify the young players we wanted to work with moving towards the 2018 World Cup qualifiers,” Hudson said.
“A number of players have taken full advantage of that opportunity and because we now have a clear understanding of who those players are, we welcome back a number of our senior internationals for this trip.
“It’s great to have that experience and that quality back in the squad and we’re excited to begin the next stage of our preparations on the road to Russia.”
All Whites squad – Myanmar
Max Crocombe (0/0/Oxford Utd, ENG)
Stefan Marinovic (1/0/ SpVgg Unterhaching, GER)
Michael Boxall (12/0/SuperSport Utd, RSA)
Sam Brotherton (0/0/Wisconsin University, USA)
Thomas Doyle (1/0/Wellington Phoenix, NZL)
Liam Higgins (0/0/Stop Out FC, NZL)
Harshae Raniga (0/0/Onehunga Sports, NZL)
Winston Reid (18/1/West Ham Utd, ENG)
Themi Tzimopoulos (1/0/PAS Giannina FC, GRE)
Moses Dyer (1/0/Onehunga Sports, NZL)
Clayton Lewis (1/0/Wellington Olympic, NZL)
Michael McGlinchey (31/3/Wellington Phoenix, NZL)
Tim Payne (13/2/Portland Timbers, USA)
Bill Tuiloma (8/0/Olympique Marseille, FRA)
Te Atawhai Hudson-Wihongi (0/0/Onehunga Sports, NZL)
Kosta Barbarouses (28/2/Melbourne Victory, AUS)
Jeremy Brockie (46/1/SuperSport Utd, RSA)
Logan Rogerson (0/0/Wellington Phoenix, NZL)
Marco Rojas (21/1/FC Thun, SWT)
Alex Rufer (0/0/Wellington Phoenix, NZL)
Shane Smeltz (50/23/Sydney FC, AUS)
Myanmar v All Whites
Sunday 7 September
Thuwanna Stadium, Yangon