Storm Roux takes major step towards Confederations Cup with New Zealand

Central Coast Mariners defender, Storm Roux has been selected in the New Zealand National Team for a pre-tour in the build up to June's Confederations Cup.

The 24-year-old, who has played seven internationals for New Zealand, has not been in an All Whites squad since 2015 but has earned his place in the build-up to the FIFA Confederations Cup.

Roux’s call up is a just reward for an impressive season in Yellow & Navy where he captained Paul Okon’s side on a number of occasions in the absence of Nick Montgomery.

The impressive right-back is one of nine Hyundai A-League players to be selected in Anthony Hudson’s All Whites.

The All Whites, who staged a training camp this week in Auckland, will face Northern Ireland, Dublin club side Carbinteely FC and Belarus in the lead-up to the ‘Tournament of Champions’ from 2 – 12  June.

All Whites squad for the pre-tour of the FIFA Confederations Cup (Club, Country, Caps, Goals) 

Goalkeepers:
Stefan Marinovic (SpVgg Unterhaching, Germany) 14, 0
Tamati Williams (RKC Waalwijk, Netherlands) 1, 0
Glen Moss (Newcastle Jets, Australia) 29, 0

Defenders:
Andrew Durante (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand) 15, 0
Thomas Doyle (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand) 4, 0
Storm Roux (Central Coast Mariners, Australia) 7, 0
Michael Boxall (SuperSport Utd, South Africa) 22, 0 
Kip Colvey (San Jose Earthquakes FC, USA) 8, 0 
Themi Tzimopoulos (PAS Giannina FC, Greece) 10, 1 
Deklan Wynne (Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Canada) 7, 0 
Sam Brotherton (Sunderland AFC, England) 7, 0 
Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town FC, England) 31, 2 
Dane Ingham (Brisbane Roar FC, Australia) 1, 0

Midfielders:
Bill Tuiloma (Marseille, France) 16, 0 
Clayton Lewis (Auckland City FC, New Zealand) 8, 0
Michael McGlinchey (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand) 42, 4
Ryan Thomas (PEC Zwolle, Netherlands) 9, 2
Marco Rojas (Melbourne Victory FC, Australia) 32, 5
Alex Rufer (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand) 3, 0

Forwards:
Chris Wood (c) (Leeds Utd, England) 47, 19
Monty Patterson (Ipswich Town FC, England) 9, 1
Shane Smeltz (Borneo FC, Indonesia) 53, 24 
Kosta Barbarouses (Wellington Phoenix FC) 37, 3

All Whites fixtures pre-FIFA Confederations Cup

  • 2 June v Northern Ireland in Belfast, Northern Ireland (3 June NZT)
  • 6 June v Cabinteely FC in Dublin, Republic of Ireland (7 June NZT)
  • 12 June v Belarus in Minsk, Belarus (13 June NZT)
  • Both of the internationals are live on SKY Sport

2017 FIFA Confederations Cup – All Whites draw

  • 17 June 6pm (3am 18 June NZT) v Russia, Krestovsky Stadium, St Petersburg
  • 21 June 9pm (6am 22 June NZT) v Mexico Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
  • 24 June 6pm (3am 25 June NZT) v Portugal, Krestovsky Stadium, St Petersburg