Due to the impact of the epidemic, the New Zealand national team cancelled the friendly match with England next month.
Originally, New Zealand would have a friendly match with England on November 12, but considering the epidemic and the use of players, they decided to cancel the match.
New Zealand Football Association President Planel said: "It is a pity that we canceled the game against England at Wembley. This is not a hasty decision. It is a game that all of us want to participate in, but based on the current situation. In other words, if players are recruited to go abroad at this time, they will be subject to many isolation restrictions, which will seriously undermine their existing season arrangements."
"Under the epidemic, flight and travel restrictions also make us unable to determine whether we can form a team to go. We have formulated a complete schedule before the epidemic, but unfortunately we cannot participate in this competition. We will look forward to 2022. For the World Cup qualifiers, I look forward to the International Match Day in March next year."