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NZ Football’s big payday and the unthinkable economics of a Mexican exit

The All Whites are unlikely to make the World Cup but at least New Zealand Football (NZF) can celebrate the economic miracle off the park.

Last week’s 5-1 loss to Mexico at Azteca Stadium means the All Whites need a near miracle in Wellington tomorrow night to secure a berth in Brazil.

But because of a windfall from selling the television rights to the match to American channel Univision, the game in New Zealand should be in a healthy state for years.

 

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