Loftus Road Stadium

Next Game

QPR v Arsenal

Wednesday, 04 March 2015, 19:45

Barclays Prem

The KC Stadium

Last Game

Hull City 2 - 1 QPR

Saturday, 21 February 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Nelsen out of China friendly

New Zealand captain Ryan Nelsen has been ruled out of the international friendly against China due to injury.

Last Updated: 12/11/12 at 21:54 Post Comment

Ryan Nelsen: Will miss New Zealand's friendly against China in Shanghai

Ryan Nelsen: Will miss New Zealand's friendly against China in Shanghai

The experienced Queens Park Rangers centre-back is suffering from ankle and knee problems and will not feature in Thursday's match in Shanghai.

Nelsen's injuries are now being managed by QPR, with New Zealand happy to let him miss the game against China as they look ahead to the 2014 World Cup.

New Zealand football high performance manager Fred de Jong said: "(Nelsen) is a key asset to our campaign to qualify for the World Cup in Brazil.

"Ryan is 35 years old and we want to do all we can to make sure he is fit to play in our World Cup qualifiers in March and again in November next year if necessary."

The match against China has been scheduled to bridge a gap between New Zealand's World Cup qualifying rounds in the Oceania region.

Nelsen played in QPR's defeat by Stoke City at the weekend which left them at the bottom of the Premier League and still without a win this season.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

d like to add players who push their team-mates out of the way to celebrate on their own

exhausted
The Ten Most Hated Things In Football

I

f I were Manuel Pellegrini I would keep quiet and hope the Board didn't notice City not winning anything. If he isn't sacked I'd be astonished.

lfcfan80
Pellegrini: I won't be sacked

S

till I suppose it still gives him at least another year in the job. By the time it comes around , he can always make up another excuse. First it was 3 months , then a year .....Next year ? Whats his excuse with Van Persie ?

spud1
LVG calls for Di Maria patience

Footer 365

Boro claim top spot as Derby lose

Middlesbrough became the new Championship leaders as they took advantage of Derby's latest slip by beating Millwall 3-0.

Aston Villa 2-1 West Brom: Benteke's late show helps end Villa's long wait for a win

Tim Sherwood recorded his first win as Aston Villa boss as Christian Benteke's late penalty helped beat West Brom 2-1.

Southampton 1-0 Crystal Palace: Sadio Mane's late strike keeps Saints in the hunt for fourth

Sadio Mane struck late at St Mary's to give Southampton a crucial 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace.

Mail Box

There Are Mitigating Circumstances For LVG

One Mailboxer is admant there are mitigating circumstances to LVG's struggles at Manchester Utd and he offers his four signings for next season...

LVG Stick Needs A Little Context...

LVG's rough ride from the media needs some context - then you would understand, while the Mailbox urges Nabil Bentaleb to go down...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company