New Zealand ready for World Cup play-off
New Zealand completed their Oceania campaign with a 100 per cent record as they beat the Solomon Islands 2-0.
Last Updated: 26/03/13 11:01am
Blackburn Rovers' Tim Payne netted both goals to give the All Whites six wins from six matches from their campaign.
Manager Ricki Herbert fielded a different starting side from that which beat New Caledonia 2-1 on Friday.
That win confirmed New Zealand's spot in the next World Cup qualifying round in November against the fourth-placed Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) side for a place in Brazil.
"It was a professional performance and I thought the new players slipped into the system really well, they all did their jobs and it was quite comfortable in the end," said New Zealand boss Herbert.
"We tried to stress to the players that there are opportunities to impress before the big games in November."
The final game saw second placed New Caledonia beat Tahiti 1-0 with a goal from Cesar Lolohea.