FIFA warned the scandal-scarred Oceania Football Confederation on Saturday that it was on its "last opportunity" to clean up its act.
New Zealand Football (NZF) named Switzerland's Fritz Schmid as the national team coach Friday, saying his brief was to get the All Whites to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The World Cup will get underway in Russia on June 14 and 32 teams will battle to lift the trophy on July 15 at the Luzhniki Stadium. With just under 250 days to go, here is all you need to know about the biggest contest in world football.
32 teams will be in the draw due to take place on December 1. Some countries have already secured their place, while others will not be decided until mid-November via a number of play-offs across the globe.
As qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia moves into the final straight, we take a look at which teams are on course to appear at the tournament.
Mile Jedinak has been ruled out of Australia's World Cup qualifiers against Japan and Thailand.
Australia called up five uncapped players and welcomed back captain Mile Jedinak from injury in a 30-man squad named Tuesday for crucial World Cup qualifiers against Japan and Thailand.