With the Confederations Cup in Russia less than two months away, local interest will not be restricted to just the Socceroos in Russia. New Zealand’s success at the OFC Nations Cup in Papua New Guinea last year earned Anthony Hudson’s men selection to the tournament, with the All Whites set to open the event when they take on hosts Russia at the newly-built 68,000 seater Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 17. TCF casts an eye on some of the NPL’s best Kiwi talent ahead of June while also profiling other players of note from across the Tasman who have called the top flight of Victorian football home in the last ten years.
Luka Prelevic (Pascoe Vale), 21, Caps: 3 Goals: 0
The 2015 NPL2 Rising Star of the Year winner may not have found his best form at Paco this term but remains one of the competition’s more talented players. Australian-born, he earned selection for the Kiwis Olympic squad in 2015 alongside Adams and Dyer. The attacker began his senior career with Port Melbourne in 2013 before moving to Melbourne City Youth two years later and was also a member of the All Whites successful OFC Nations Cup side of last year.
Updated 13:14 - 6 Aug 2017 by PASCOE VALE FOOTBALL CLUB