Jason Pine is Radio Sport's former football commentator

Football: All Whites power rankings

Dane Ingham and Jai Ingham made their All Whites debuts against Fiji. Photo / photosport.nz
Dane Ingham and Jai Ingham made their All Whites debuts against Fiji. Photo / photosport.nz

The All Whites are through to the next stage of Oceania World Cup qualifying after back-to-back 2-0 wins over Fiji.

The next squad coach Anthony Hudson names will be the 23-man roster for the Confederations Cup. Who's in line to travel to Russia in June?

Jason Pine updates the All Whites Power Rankings (previous positions in brackets).

1. (1) Chris Wood (Leeds Utd, England)
Injury prevented his involvement in the home tie, but scored his 19th All Whites goal in Lautoka and is the reportedly set for as big-money move after a stellar season in the Championship.

2. (2) Winston Reid (West Ham Utd FC, England)
Unavailable for this latest window through injury, but better that he's missing now than when the really big games roll around later in the year.

3. (3) Ryan Thomas (PEC Zwolle, Netherlands)
Absolutely sublime in Wellington, mixing a brace of goals with an outstanding all-round performance. At just 22, the All Whites team could be built around his precocious talent for the next decade.

4. (4) Marco Rojas (Melbourne Victory FC, Australia)
In superb A-League form and heavily involved in both games against Fiji, robbing the goalkeeper for the important second goal in Lautoka. We are starting to see the best of the "Kiwi Messi" in a white shirt.

5. (NEW ENTRY - RETURNING FROM INURY) Michael McGlinchey (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Possibly New Zealand's best player across the 180 minutes against Fiji, which was even more impressive given he hasn't played a full game in nearly five months.

Fitted seamlessly into the defensive midfield role in Wellington and excelled there.

6. (9) Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town, England)
Back from over two years in the international wilderness and a player of undoubted quality. He will be the left-side of New Zealand's strongest back-three.

7. (7) Andrew Durante (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Two assured performances anchoring a backline which changed significantly from game to game. Has now started the last five New Zealand games and was handed the captain's armband for the home tie, a sign of his growing influence in the New Zealand set-up.

8. (11) Stefan Marinovic (SpVgg Unterhaching, Germany)
Clean sheets in the two matches against Fiji, admittedly with little to test him, but hasn't now conceded a goal in a competitive match for nearly 800 minutes. Remains the incumbent number one.

9. (17) Bill Tuiloma (Olympique de Marseille, France)
Suspended for the home tie against Fiji, but the current first-choice in the troublesome defensive midfield slot. Classy and composed.

10. (NEW ENTRY) Dane Ingham (Brisbane Roar, Australia)
A bolter into this squad but impressed with a strong debut in Wellington. Extremely highly rated by Hudson and still only 17.

11. (19) Tom Doyle (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Had his best game in an All Whites shirt in Wellington, defending stoutly and offering plenty on attack, including a precise cross for the second goal. Among stiff competition for the left-back spot, he may just have nosed in front.

12. (10) Clayton Lewis (Auckland City FC, New Zealand)
Looks better every time he wears the white shirt and started both matches against Fiji. Crisp passer with an eye for goal and a big future.

13. (8) Michael Boxall (SuperSport Utd, South Africa)
Started both games against Fiji and brought trademark athleticism and defensive steel. Could be squeezed out of the top eleven when Reid returns though.

14. (5) Themi Tzimopoulos (PAS Giannina FC, Greece)
Left on the bench to accommodate Smith's return in Wellington and part of a group of high-quality central defenders. An ability to play defensive midfield keeps his stocks high though.

15. (21) Shane Smeltz (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Back in the All Whites fold for the first time since September 2015. Added plenty with a cameo off the bench in Lautoka and a tireless performance leading the line in Wood's absence in Wellington. Can punch his boarding pass for Russia.

16. (6) Kosta Barbarouses (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
The most puzzling omission from this current All Whites squad, having played in 12 of Hudson's previous 15 matches in charge. Responded with a man-of-the-match performance for the Wellington Phoenix and remains well in the frame for future games.

17. (14) Kip Colvey (San Jose Earthquakes FC, USA)
Switched sides to play right-back in Lautoka, underlining his versatility and ability to cover both wing-back roles.

18. (15) Deklan Wynne (Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Canada)
Started in the hotly-contested left-back spot in Fiji and was solid on defence and attack. Looks extremely comfortable now in the All Whites environment.

19. (18) Jai Ingham (Melbourne Victory, Australia)
Joined his brother Dane in debuting in Wellington and showed energy and desire in his first international outing. A very handy acquisition.

20. (12) Glen Moss (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Will have to bide his time behind Marinovic, but still a very proficient international goalkeeper who will be ready when his chance arrives.

21. (16) Monty Patterson (Ipswich Town FC, England)
Ruled out of the Fiji games with injury, but still in the mix to fill one of the attacking spots on the roster.

22. (22) Moses Dyer (Eastern Suburbs AFC, New Zealand)
Picked in every squad by Hudson and continues to defy his critics. Get used to Dyer in the All Whites, because it will continue.

23. (23) Jake Gleeson (Portland Timbers FC, USA)
Not in this current squad but playing well in the MLS, a high-quality league. A recall seems likely at some stage for the giant custodian.

24. (20) Sam Brotherton (Sunderland, England)
The only outfield squad member not to feature against Fiji. A victim of the current centre-back logjam, but time is on his side.

25. (34) Alex Rufer (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Starved of opportunities at club level, but called into the national side and praised heavily by Hudson. Capable of playing in midfield or further forward.

26. (31) Tamati Williams (RKC Waalwijk, Netherlands)
The third goalkeeper in the current squad, but may miss out when Gleeson returns.

27. (26) Matthew Ridenton (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Has been given "work-ons" by Hudson if he's to force his way into contention. Enjoying a good run of games and form at club level.

28. (13) Storm Roux (Central Coast Mariners, Australia)
Has fallen strangely out of favour, but continues to play well for the Mariners. Would thrive in Hudson's wing-back system if given the chance.

29. (27) Jeremy Brockie (SuperSport Utd, South Africa)
30. (25) Tyler Boyd (Vitoria SC, Portugal)
31. (28) Hamish Watson (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
32. (NEW ENTRY) Sarpreet Singh (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
33. (24) Henry Cameron (Blackpool FC, England)
34. (33) Logan Rogerson (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
35. (30) Luke Adams (South Melbourne, Australia)
36. (29) James McGarry (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
37. (32) Chris James (Colorado Springs Switchbacks, USA)
38. (35) James Musa (St Louis FC, USA)
39. (36) Max Crocombe (Carlisle United, England)
40. (37) Joel Stevens (Team Wellington, New Zealand)

Currently injured
Liam Graham (Chesterfield FC, England) - ruptured ACL, long-term
Te Atawhai Hudson-Wihongi (Auckland City FC, New Zealand) - cruciate, long-term
Louis Fenton (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand) - groin, week-to-week

- NZ Herald

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