2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF–OFC play-off)

The 2014 FIFA World Cup CONCACAFOFC qualification play-off was a two-legged home-and-away tie between the winners of the Oceania qualifying tournament, New Zealand, and the fourth-placed team from the North and Central American and Caribbean qualifying tournament, Mexico.

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
(CONCACAFOFC play-off)
Event2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
First leg
Date13 November 2013
VenueEstadio Azteca, Mexico City
RefereeViktor Kassai (Hungary)
10 °C (50 °F)[1]
Second leg
Date20 November 2013
VenueWestpac Stadium, Wellington
RefereeFelix Brych (Germany)
WeatherPartly cloudy
20 °C (68 °F)[2]

It was the second consecutive FIFA World Cup play-off that New Zealand has played in; New Zealand won 1–0 on aggregate over Bahrain in its previous play-off. The draw for the order in which the two matches would be played was held on 30 July 2011 during the FIFA at the World Cup Preliminary Draw.

The games were played on 13 November in Mexico City and 20 November 2013 in Wellington.[3] In the first leg at Estadio Azteca, Mexico easily defeated New Zealand 5–1. The Mexican side achieved another win over New Zealand in the second leg at Westpac Stadium with a score of 4–2. As a result, Mexico won 9–3 on aggregate to qualify for the World Cup in Brazil.


Estadio Azteca (left) and Westpac Stadium, venues for the series

Match detailsEdit

First legEdit

Mexico  5–1  New Zealand
Attendance: 99,832
New Zealand

Assistant referees:
Gábor Erös (Hungary)
György Ring (Hungary)
Fourth official:
István Vad (Hungary)

Second legEdit

New Zealand  2–4  Mexico
Attendance: 35,206
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
New Zealand

Assistant referees:
Mark Borsch (Germany)
Stefan Lupp (Germany)
Fourth official:
Marco Fritz (Germany)

Television broadcastEdit


  1. ^ "History for Lic. Benito Juarez Intl., Mexico". wunderground.com. 13 November 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  2. ^ "History for Wellington, New Zealand". wunderground.com. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  3. ^ "International Match Calendar 2013–2018" (PDF). FIFA.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2021.