Chris Wood will captain New Zealand at the Confederations Cup this summer

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The Leeds United striker has scored 30 goals for his club this season.

Leeds United's Chris Wood celebrates after scoring their second goalLeeds United's Chris Wood celebrates after scoring their second goal

Leeds United striker Chris Wood has had a fine season in 2016-17. He has come to the fore for the West Yorkshire side, scoring 30 goals this season as Leeds narrowly missed out on the play-off places in the Championship.

Now he is all set for an exciting summer with his international team. New Zealand are the Oceania champions and will therefore take part in the World Cup warm-up, the Confederations Cup, in Russia this summer.


The All Whites are in the same group as Russia, Portugal and Mexico for the competition, which gets underway on the 15th June.

Now Wood will not only be playing in the competition, but he will also be captaining his nation.

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The Kiwis regular captain is Winston Reid. But the West Ham United defender is out of action for 12 weeks after undergoing surgery on a knee problem.

Wood will therefore lead out his nation and hope to add to his 19 goals in 47 appearances for his country.

New Zealand's Chris Wood shoots at goalNew Zealand's Chris Wood shoots at goal

Leeds fans will hope he doesn’t impress too much. His goalscoring antics this campaign have already caught the eye domestically and doing so on an international stage could bring in some more intrigue from abroad.

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