All Whites to play Australia for ancient Soccer Ashes trophy

All Whites to play Australia for ancient Soccer Ashes trophy

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All Whites and Australia to contest ancient Soccer Ashes trophy.

The recently rediscovered Soccer Ashes shall be up for grabs when the All Whites next play the Socceroos.

Unique Zealand Soccer like locked in a single other world friendly match against trans-Tasman opponents Australia, to be played at a yet to be confirmed venue in London on October 17.

Including extra significance to the occasion, the All Whites and Socceroos will play for the ancient Soccer Ashes trophy for the necessary time since 1954.

The trophy contains the ashes of cigars smoked by Unique Zealand captain George Campbell and Australian captain Alex Gibb following the necessary meeting between the two countries in June 1923.

Built by Unique Zealand trophy maker Harry Mayer in 1932, the Ashes are held in a silver-plated razor case that was once carried by Queensland Soccer Affiliation secretary inner most William Fisher on the landing of Gallipoli in 1915.

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Matt Garbett is tackled by Riley McGree all the arrangement thru the All Whites’ remaining meeting against the Socceroos in 2022.

The Soccer Ashes trophy had been missing for 69 years till it was once recovered in April by the household of Soccer Australia hall of fame member Sydney Storey, who served as an administrator between 1922 and his death in 1966.

NZ Soccer hope the Soccer Ashes will become a customary fixture on the area calendar.

“We all know how a lot football followers on each and each sides of the Tasman are looking out to glance this fixture, and with the rediscovery of the Soccer Ashes trophy, this match has more relevance than ever,” NZ Soccer chief govt Andrew Pragnell acknowledged.

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The All Whites and Socceroos will play for the Soccer Ashes.

“Right here is a in actuality ancient trophy, and this is in a position to perchance well be smart to glance it played for this year, and in future years, for the necessary time for the explanation that Fifties.

“This match, as well to remaining September’s 100-year anniversary video games, the A-League expansion in Aotearoa Unique Zealand, and naturally the FIFA Females’s World Cup, signifies the ongoing collaboration between Unique Zealand Soccer and Soccer Australia, which can handiest earnings the game as an whole on this a part of the area.

“We like a necessary leadership aim to play in football pattern all over the Asia Pacific field and we are stronger together thru our continued partnership and alignment.”


100 year-worn Soccer Ashes trophy rediscovered.

Newly-appointed All Whites coach Darren Bazeley acknowledged he was once angry to play the Socceroos for such an ancient prize.

The All Whites and Socceroos rekindled their contention with two suits remaining September which marked the 100-year anniversary of the necessary A world between Unique Zealand and Australia.

It was once the necessary time they had played in 11 years and the Socceroos won each and each fixtures; 1-0 in Brisbane and a pair of-0 in Auckland.

“Playing Australia is regularly special but with this trophy on the highway for the necessary time in nearly 70 years, this is in a position to perchance well perchance also moreover be a for sure ancient moment,” Bazeley acknowledged.

“This game continues the head quality fixtures we are scheduling each and each window to for sure issue the personnel main into the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifying campaign.

“We glance forward to seeing all of the Kiwis in London this October.”

The match shall be played in London four days after the Socceroos play England at Wembley Stadium.

NZ Soccer is silent weighing up whether or now to now not put together a friendly of their possess for the necessary half of the October window.

The All Whites like now not played since their controversial clash with Qatar in Austria in June, which was once abandoned following claims defender Michael Boxall was once racially abused by an opposition player.