Congratulations to Matty Gould who has been called up to the New Zealand squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers in Qatar.

The on-loan Altrincham keeper joins the All Whites squad after keeping back to back clean sheets as he helped The Dabbers run out 1-0 winners against both Witton Albion and more recently, Whitby Town.

Matty and his teammates kick off their Group B campaign on the 19th March as they face Papa New Guinea,  before facing Fiji on the 22nd March and then New Caledonia on 25th March with the top two sides progressing to the semi-finals against the top two Group A teams.

The final will be held on Thursday 31 March with the winner progressing to the Intercontinental Play-Off against the fourth-placed Concacaf side for a place at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

We would like to wish Matty and his teammates all the best as they look to qualify for this winters 2022 World Cup in Qatar