With the nicknamed the All Whites the Champions 2008 OFC Nations Cup, New Zealand
progressed to a two-legged playoff against the fifth placed AFC nation, Bahrain to qualified the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, second World Cup after the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain.
At the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, All Whites were drawn into Group F alongside Italy, Paraguay and Slovakia. New Zealand earned its first point in World Cup in its first group match against Slovakia draw 1-1. It went on to draw 1-1 against reigning World Champions Italy and 0-0 against Paraguay. By scoring three points, New Zealand was eliminated from the tournament, but finished third in their group over one of the tournament favourites Italy.
New Zealand new Nike Home kits has a traditional design to conjure up the pride that comes with playing for the New Zealand 'All Whites', and is in contrast to the New Zealand national rugby union team known as the 'All Blacks'. The shirt has a white colour, with a small black design near the hem of each sleeve. It has a V-neck collar, and the text ‘New Zealand’ at the back of the neck. The complementary shorts and socks are also white. This kit will be used in the matches against Slovakia and Italy.
The Away same design as home iconic all-black colourway is only interrupted by white flashes on the sleeve, and the Nike and New Zealand logos.