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Gilberto heads for Shaky Isles

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 14/03/2017 Angelo Risso

Former Arsenal stalwart and World Cup-winner Gilberto Silva will travel to New Zealand this weekend ahead of the Confederations Cup in Russia in June.

Silva, who also won the Confederations Cup twice, will accompany the tournament trophy on its three-day visit to Auckland.

He will be joined by former All Whites defender Ivan Vicelich.

The All Whites, having won the Oceania Nations Cup last June, will take on Russia, Mexico and Portugal in their group stage matches in Russia.

"This tour will help build the excitement around the All Whites' involvement in the FIFA Confederations Cup as our team prepares to compete with some of the leading football nations," New Zealand Football boss Andy Martin said.

"I am sure his tour will be well received by football fans in this country."

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