Marco Rojas named in NZ squad for World Cup qualifiers

Melbourne Victory winger Marco Rojas has been named in a 23-man squad for New Zealand's FIFA World Cup qualifiers against New Caledonia this month.

The All Whites face New Caledonia twice in five days, with the first match in Auckland on November 12, before the teams meet again in Kone on November 15.

New Zealand, which won the OFC Nations Cup in June, is aiming to qualify for a third FIFA World Cup.

Rojas, who also represented the All Whites in friendlies against the USA and Mexico last month, will miss Victory's Round 6 match against Western Sydney Wanderers.