The New Zealand team will challenge the Congo DR team in a FIFA Matchday Friendly Match in Estadio Enrique Roca de Murcia Stadium, Murcia on Friday, October 13, 2023. For streaming coverage of New Zealand vs Congo DR, preview and how to watch it, see in this article.
New Zealand and Congo will play another international friendly match for FIFA Matchday 2023. This match will take place at the Estadio Nueva Condomina, Murcia, Spain on Friday, October 13. This will be New Zealand’s first match since June, having not played during the last international break in September.
New Zealand have played three times in 2023, twice against China and once against Sweden. However, their match against Qatar was canceled following alleged racial abuse of Qatari players by New Zealand’s Michael Boxall. At that time, New Zealand was leading with a score of 1-0.
On the other hand, DR Congo have had a busy year with eight matches already played. Half of their matches were friendlies, while the other were 2023 AFCON qualifiers. Only two of these matches ended in defeat for the Leopards.
The two teams will meet for the first time. Congo have won six of their eight matches in 2023, losing two, including their last game on September 12.
After losing 1-0 to South Africa in their last match, Congo are at risk of losing two games in a row for the first time since a run of four consecutive defeats between March and September 2022.
Although New Zealand have some good attacking options that could make things difficult for their African rivals and are 40 places below Congo in the FIFA rankings, the Leopards are a much better team overall. Their performance this year has also been outstanding, so Congo has a chance of winning, although it may be slim.
Live Stream & How To Watch
New Zealand vs Congo DR match at Estadio Enrique Roca de Murcia Stadium, Murcia can be watched live streaming. Friendlies 2023 Friendly Match match broadcast on beIN SPORTS en Español starting 12:00 ET.
|Match||New Zealand vs. Congo DR|
|Competition||FIFA Matchday (2023)|
|Match day||Friendly Match|
|Venue||Estadio Enrique Roca de Murcia Stadium, Murcia|
|Date||Friday, October 13, 2023|
|Official TV||beIN SPORTS en Español|
|Streaming Link||beIN SPORTS en Español|
See also info regarding other New Zealand vs Congo DR matches:
Interesting Statistics and Facts
|New Zealand (4-3-3)||Congo DR (4-2-3-1)|
New Zealand – Last 5 Match Results
- September 25, 2022 – New Zealand [0 – 2] Australia (Friendlies)
- March 23, 2023 – New Zealand [0 – 0] China PR (Friendlies)
- March 26, 2023 – New Zealand [2 – 1] China PR (Friendlies)
- June 17, 2023 – Sweden [4 – 1] New Zealand (Friendlies)
- June 19, 2023 – Qatar [Cancelled] New Zealand (Friendlies)
Congo DR – Last 5 Match Results
- March 29, 2023 – Mauritania [0 – 3] Congo (Africa Cup of Nations Qualification)
- June 14, 2023 – Congo [1 – 0] Uganda (Friendlies)
- June 19, 2023 – Gabon [0 – 2] Congo (Africa Cup of Nations Qualification)
- September 09, 2023 – Congo [2 – 0] Sudan (Africa Cup of Nations Qualification)
- September 12, 2023 – South Africa [1 – 0] Congo (Friendlies)