SuperSport United defender Michael Boxall named in New Zealand squad for FIFA Confederations Cup
Posted: 26 May 2017 Time: 10:12
Michael Boxall has been included in New Zealand's FIFA Confederations Cup squad whilst SuperSport United teammate Jeremy Brockie misses out.
All Whites coach Anthony Hudson named a 23-man squad that will contest warm-up fixtures against Northern Ireland, Dublin club side Carbinteely FC and Belarus before competing in the 'Tournament of Champions' (June 17 - July 2).
With 22 international caps, Boxall is amongst the most experienced defenders named by Hudson with only England-based Tommy Smith having turned out more frequently than the Matsatsantsa man.
The Kiwis will be competing in Group A of the tournament and will turn out against hosts Russia, Concacaf Gold Cup winners Mexico and European champions Portugal - a game in which Boxall is likely to square up with superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
New Zealand FIFA Confederations Cup squad:
Stefan Marinovic (SpVgg Unterhaching, Germany)
Tamati Williams (RKC Waalwijk, Netherlands)
Glen Moss (Newcastle Jets, Australia)
Andrew Durante (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Thomas Doyle (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Storm Roux (Central Coast Mariners, Australia)
Michael Boxall (SuperSport Utd, South Africa)
Kip Colvey (San Jose Earthquakes FC, USA)
Themi Tzimopoulos (PAS Giannina FC, Greece)
Deklan Wynne (Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Canada)
Sam Brotherton (Sunderland AFC, England)
Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town FC, England)
Dane Ingham (Brisbane Roar FC, Australia)
Bill Tuiloma (Marseille, France)
Clayton Lewis (Auckland City FC, New Zealand)
Michael McGlinchey (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Ryan Thomas (PEC Zwolle, Netherlands)
Marco Rojas (Melbourne Victory FC, Australia)
Alex Rufer (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Chris Wood (c) (Leeds Utd, England)
Monty Patterson (Ipswich Town FC, England)
Shane Smeltz (Borneo FC, Indonesia)
Kosta Barbarouses (Wellington Phoenix FC)
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