Just four hours until New Zealand play Slovakia. Our first game at a World Cup Finals since 1982.
Injured vice-captain Tim Brown did not recover from his shoulder surgery in time, and is now aiming to make the Italy game.
Here is the team Ricki Herbert has chosen to take the field in his tried and tested 3-4-3 formation:
Mark Paston (Keeper)
Winston Reid, Ryan Nelsen, Tommy Smith (Defenders)
Ivan Vicelich, Simon Elliott, Leo Bertos, Tony Lochhead (Midfielders)
Shane Smeltz, Rory Fallon, Chris Killen (Strikers)
C'mon lads! Your nation is behind you & we expect you to give it everything you have got!