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New Zealand U-23
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Oly-Whites
Association New Zealand Football
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach Stu Jacobs
Most caps Jeremy Brockie & Daniel Ellensohn (15)
Top scorer Jeremy Brockie (8)
FIFA code NZL
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Australia Australia 2 - 0 New Zealand New Zealand
(Melbourne, Australia; May 22, 1991)
Biggest win
New Zealand New Zealand 11 - 0 American Samoa American Samoa
(Auckland, New Zealand; January 1, 2004)
Biggest defeat
New Zealand New Zealand 0 - 5 Australia Australia
(Adelaide, Australia; January 1, 1996)

The New Zealand Under-23 Football Team, informally known as the 'Oly-Whites', is the New Zealand Football-controlled representative team for New Zealand in international Under-23 football (soccer) events, such as the Summer Olympics.

The Oly-Whites qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing after winning the OFC Preliminary Competition in Fiji. Beijing was the first Olympic appearance for a New Zealand men's football team.

Contents

2008 Olympic Schedule

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Qualification Results

All 2008 Olympics qualification matches were held at Churchill Park, Lautoka, Fiji.

Date Opponents H / A Result Scorers Referee
1 March 2008 FijiFiji A 1 – 2 Peverly Goal 33', Old Goal 90' Papua New Guinea Job Minan
3 March 2008 VanuatuVanuatu N 0 – 2 Barbarouses Goal 15', Brockie Goal 40' French Polynesia Norbert Huata
5 March 2008 Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea N 2 – 5 Ellensohn Goal 43' Goal 58', Barbarouses Goal 60' Goal 69', Brockie Goal 85' Fiji Rakesh Varman
7 March 2008 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands N 2 – 0 Old Goal 5', Henderson Goal 69' Vanuatu Lencie Fred
9 March 2008 Cook IslandsCook Islands N 8 – 0 Old Goal 8', Brockie Goal 16', Hayne Goal 52' Goal 79', Messam Goal 64',

Ellensohn Goal 67', Barbarouses Goal 75', Scott Goal 90+2'

Papua New Guinea Job Minan

Final standings

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 New Zealand 15 5 5 0 0 19 3 +16
 Solomon Islands 12 5 4 0 1 25 5 +20
 Fiji 9 5 3 0 2 21 6 +15
 Papua New Guinea 6 5 2 0 3 18 20 -2
 Vanuatu 3 5 1 0 4 6 16 -10
 Cook Islands 0 5 0 0 5 0 39 -39

2008 Olympics Matches

Matches at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics

Stage Date Opponents H / A Result* Scorers Referee Attendance
Group Stage. 7 August 2008 People's Republic of ChinaChina H 1 – 1 Jeremy Brockie Goal 53' Uruguay Martín Vázquez 41,407
Group Stage 10 August 2008 BrazilBrazil N 0 – 5 France Stéphane Lannoy 44,951
Group Stage 13 August 2008 BelgiumBelgium N 0 – 1 Chile Pablo Pozo 45,202

Final Standings

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 9
 Belgium 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6
 China PR 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
 New Zealand 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1

Current squad

The extended squad was announced on 23 April[1], including five over-age players.

The final squad of 18 players and four non-traveling reserves was named July 3, 2008.[2]

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
GK Liam Little 27 July 1986 (1986-07-27) (age 23) New Zealand Otago United
GK Jacob Spoonley 3 March 1987 (1987-03-03) (age 22) New Zealand Miramar Rangers
DF Michael Boxall 18 August 1988 (1988-08-18) (age 21) 2 United States UC Santa Barbara
DF Ian Hogg 15 December 1989 (1989-12-15) (age 20) New Zealand Hawke's Bay United
DF Sam Jenkins 17 February 1987 (1987-02-17) (age 22) New Zealand Hawke's Bay United
DF Ryan Nelsen (Over-Age) 18 October 1977 (1977-10-18) (age 32) 2 - England Blackburn Rovers
DF Steven Old 17 February 1986 (1986-02-17) (age 23) 1 Australia Macarthur Rams
DF Jack Pelter 30 July 1987 (1987-07-30) (age 22) Unattached
DF Aaron Scott 18 July 1986 (1986-07-18) (age 23) New Zealand Waikato FC
DF Cole Tinkler 5 May 1986 (1986-05-05) (age 23) New Zealand Team Wellington
MF Jeremy Brockie 7 October 1987 (1987-10-07) (age 22) 15 8 New Zealand North Queensland Fury
MF Simon Elliott (Over-Age) 10 June 1974 (1974-06-10) (age 35) United States San Jose Earthquakes
MF Craig Henderson 24 June 1987 (1987-06-24) (age 22) United States Dartmouth College
MF Cole Peverley 3 July 1988 (1988-07-03) (age 21) New Zealand Hawke's Bay United
MF Shaun van Rooyen 27 April 1987 (1987-04-27) (age 22) New Zealand Waikato FC
FW Daniel Ellensohn 9 August 1985 (1985-08-09) (age 24) 15 5 New Zealand Team Wellington
FW Chris Killen (Over-Age) 8 October 1981 (1981-10-08) (age 28) 1 Scotland Celtic F.C.
FW Sam Messam 2 March 1986 (1986-03-02) (age 23) 1 New Zealand Hawke's Bay United

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