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Tuesday 5 November Updated Wednesday 18 February

Reid set for World Cup showdown

Winston Reid has been named in the New Zealand squad for their 2014 FIFA World Cup Inter-Confederation Play-Off with Mexico.

The All Whites take on the fourth-placed CONCACAF qualifiers for a place in next summer's tournament in Brazil, with Ricki Herbert's men looking to make a second successive World Cup finals.

They will travel to Mexico City for the first leg on Wednesday 13 November, with the second leg taking place in Wellington a week later.

New Zealand have made it to this stage by finishing top of the OFC (Oceania) qualifying phase, while Mexico struggled en route to a fourth place finish in their North, Central American and Caribbean section.

Watch Winston's goal in the 3-0 win over Tottenham on West Ham TV here

The New Zealand squad includes two other English-based players in the shape of Leicester City striker Chris Wood and Ipswich Town defender Tommy Smith.

All Whites skipper Reid said: "It's going to be difficult against Mexico because they've been to a lot of World Cups and we have only been to two. We're going to go there for the first leg and hopefully we can get a result, then take them back to New Zealand and do the business there.

"Mexico had a tough time in qualifying, but they are still going to be a good side and we're going to have to be up for it, give 110 per cent and see how far it takes us.

"We play them at the Azteca Stadium, which is going to be good and exciting to play there, but the most important thing is for us to get to the World Cup. We play the first leg away from home, but we'll have to wait and see if that's an advantage. Either way, it's going to be tough."

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