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All Whites call for Payne

Posted: Tue 21 May 2013
Author: rovers.co.uk
Tim Payne

Tim Payne

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Rovers starlet Tim Payne has been included in New Zealand's squad for the Under 20s World Cup.

The tournament takes place next month in Turkey with the Rovers midfielder named in the All Whites team.

Payne, who has eight senior caps to his name, is one of the more experienced inclusions in the 21-man squad.

Ahead of the tournament New Zealand have a three friendly matches. They take on Australia in Wollongong on June 10th before they travel to Turkey for friendlies against Iraq and Egypt on June 13th and 17th respectively.

Monday 23rd June sees the All Whites get their tournament underway when they take on Uzbekistan.

Three days later Uruguay are their opponents before they end their group matches with a game against Croatia on Sunday June 29. All of the matches take place in Bursa.