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Tim travels to Turkey

Posted: Thu 13 Jun 2013
Author: rovers.co.uk
Tim Payne

Tim Payne

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Rovers midfielder Tim Payne has joined up with the New Zealand Under-20 squad in Turkey for tonight’s World Cup warm-up match against Iraq.

Tim hadn’t travelled to Australia for Monday’s international friendly against Australia, which New Zealand lost 5-0.

The 19-year-old, who has nine caps for the senior side, will now add to his quality and experience to the Junior All Whites squad ahead of the forthcoming FIFA Under-20 World Cup, which kicks off later this month.

New Zealand get their final preparations underway with games against their counterparts from Iraq and Egypt in Antalya, before heading north to Bursa, where they will play their three group games against Uzbekistan, Uruguay and Croatia, starting on June 23rd.