New Zealand has refusaled a game against England at Wembley next month. Cause of travel difficulties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Zealand Football chief executive Andrew Pragnell issued a statement Wednesday saying a significant number of players would have been be subject to quarantine on returning home from the Nov. 12 game and that would “heavily disrupt their domestic seasons and potentially endanger their professional careers.”
Andrew Pragnell said, `This is a match we all wanted to play, however … the shifting nature of travel restrictions and commercial flight availability under COVID means that we do not have certainty we could assemble a squad at Wembley on this day and defaulting on this fixture at the last minute is not an option,’
Pragnell said the national men’s team’s next game would likely be in the international window in March next year when it begins its qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup.