New Zealand have named two uncapped players in their World Cup finals squad.
Coach Ricki Herbert has included Winston Reid and Aaron Clapham in his party – both of whom have yet to win their first cap.
Defender Reid plays for Danish side FC Midtjylland, whilst midfielder Clapham is with New Zealand-based Canterbury United.
On Clapham’s inclusion, Herbert said: “Aaron has come into this group and looked very comfortable.
“He is the type of player that should be around the international scene for many years and he has a big future in the professional game.”
The squad will now assemble in Auckland on May 19th ahead of a friendly with Australia in Melbourne.
New Zealand open their campaign against Slovakia on June 20th.
Squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Mark Paston (Wellington Phoenix), Glen Moss (Melbourne Victory), James Bannatyne (Team Wellington).
Defenders: Ryan Nelsen (Blackburn Rovers), Ivan Vicelich (Auckland City), Ben Sigmund (Wellington Phoenix), Winston Reid (FC Midtjylland), Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town), Tony Lochhead (Wellington Phoenix), Andy Boyens (New York Red Bulls).
Midfielders: Simon Elliott (unattached), Tim Brown (Wellington Phoenix), Leo Bertos (Wellington Phoenix), Michael McGlinchey (Motherwell), Aaron Clapham (Canterbury United), David Mulligan (unattached), Jeremy Brockie (Newcastle Jets), Andy Barron (Team Wellington), Jeremy Christie (FC Tampa Bay).
Strikers: Chris Killen (Middlesbrough), Shane Smeltz (Gold Coast United), Chris Wood (West Bromwich Albion), Rory Fallon (Plymouth Argyle).