The New Zealand national football team represents New Zealand in international association football. The team is controlled by the governing body for football in New Zealand New Zealand Football (NZF), which is currently a member of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC). The team's official nickname is the All Whites.[2] New Zealand is a five-time OFC champion. The team represented New Zealand at the FIFA World Cup tournaments in 1982and 2010, and the FIFA Confederations Cup tournaments in 199920032009 and 2017. Because most New Zealand football clubs are semi-professionalrather than fully professional, most top New Zealand footballers play abroad for clubs in Europe, the United States, Canada and in the Australian A-League.