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Mining magnate launches rival football body in Australia


March 1st, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Gold Coast, March 1 (IANS) Mining baron Clive Palmer Thursday launched Football Australia to replace his rival Frank Lowy-headed Football Federation Australia (FFA), that has been running the game in ... Read more...

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Experts named for Cricket Australia’s state-based structure review


February 9th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 9(ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) has said that corporate experts David Crawford and Colin Carter would assist with the review of the body's state-based structure.According to the Age, there have been ... Read more...

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Australia favourite to host 2022 football World Cup after 2018 bid-axe


June 11th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 11(ANI): Australia has emerged as one of the favourites to host the 2022 football World Cup after the Football Federation Australia (FFA) decided to drop the 2018 bid.FFA Chairman Frank ... Read more...

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Germany’s Littbarski lobbies for Australia coaching job


June 9th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 9 (DPA) German football coach Pierre Littbarski has put his hand up to replace Dutchman Pim Verbeek as Australia's national coach, news reports said Wednesday. Verbeek, hired in 2007 to get ... Read more...

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Australia falters in bid to host 2018 World Cup


June 9th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 9 (DPA) Australia is to focus on 2022 now that Europe has emerged as the likely host for the 2018 World Cup, sources close to the bidding contest said Wednesday. But ... Read more...

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Gullit interested in coaching Australia


May 31st, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) Former Dutch star and Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit is considering taking up the role as Australia coach when Pim Verbeek steps down after the football World Cup ... Read more...

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Australia in denial over World Cup soccer snub


January 27th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 27 (DPA) Football bosses denied Wednesday that Australia's hopes of hosting the 2018 World Cup were all but lost after FIFA president Sepp Blatter spoke about the "movement to make ... Read more...

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Australia’s bid for FIFA World Cup gets a boost


December 25th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 25 (IANS) Australia's hope to bid for the 2018 and the 2022 FIFA World Cup received a boost with the government saying that it will control the key elements ... Read more...

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Australia’s FIFA World Cup dream runs into rough weather


December 9th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 9 (IANS) Australia's hope to bid for the 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cups suffered a set-back with rules football and rugby bodies refusing to step aside to relinquish their ... Read more...

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Wealthy locals look to cash in on billionaires at World Cup


December 6th, 2009 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Dec 6 (DPA) Some of South Africa's richest citizens will be looking to add further to their wealth at next summer's World Cup by renting out their trophy homes ... Read more...

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FIFA assures Australia that it has real chance of hosting World Cup


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec.2 (ANI): FIFA vice president Jack Warner has assured Australia its bid for hosting the 2018 Football World Cup remains strongly placed.Warner, a powerful member of the 24-man FIFA executive ... Read more...

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Soccer most popular sport among young Australian boys


October 29th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 29(ANI): A new statistic has found that soccer is the most popular sport among young boys in Australia, followed by swimming and Aussie Rules.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures have ... Read more...

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Plans to bring Man U to Australia fail


July 18th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 18(ANI): The Football Federation Australia's plans to bring English football giants Manchester United to Australia, in the wake of terrorist strike in Jakarta, has failed due to some logistical ... Read more...

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Govt. contributes 45m dollars to help Australia win 2018 FIFA World Cup


December 10th, 2008 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec.10 (ANI): Australias hopes of hosting the 2018 World Cup have been boosted with the Federal Government announcing 45 million dollars in funding to help with the bid. The unprecedented financial ... Read more...

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FIFA bans Australian goalkeeper Vukovic


June 12th, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Canberra, June 12 (Xinhua) Football's world governing body FIFA has banned Australian goalkeeper Danny Vukovic from the Beijing Olympics, overturning a decision by an independent appeals panel allowing him to play despite ... Read more...

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FIFA members endorse Blatter’s foreigners’ proposal


May 30th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by admin
DPA Sydney, May 30 (DPA) The world's football associations meeting in Sydney Friday endorsed FIFA president Joseph Blatter's proposal to limit the number of foreign players on club teams. In a vote at ... Read more...

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Iraqis arrive in Australia to play banned football match


May 28th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by admin
DPA Sydney, May 28 (DPA) The Iraqi football team arrived in Australia Wednesday hoping the World Cup qualifying match against Australia will go ahead in Brisbane at the weekend. World football supreme Joseph ... Read more...

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Australia to bid for 2011 Asian Cup football


March 23rd, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin
Canberra, March 23 (IANS) Australia will bid to host the 2011 Asian Cup if Qatar pulls out of staging the tournament, the media reported Sunday. Qatar officials are scheduled to meet Asian ... Read more...

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Australian PM supports FIFA World Cup bid


February 24th, 2008 - 7:54 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Feb 24 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has thrown his weight behind the country's bid to host the 2018 football World Cup with the government announcing that it would help ... Read more...

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