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With another World Cup campaign looming, I recently found myself checking old Socceroos results. Inevitably I came to the 1997 match against Iran in Melbourne that stopped us from going to France ’98.
With the 2022 Qatar World Cup seemingly all but assured of being moved from mid year to November-December, it’s going to be interesting to see if there will be a long-term impact on the governance of the sport.
Mitchell Grima, in an article on The Roar earlier this week, lamented that the foreign marquee spot was being wasted by many of the clubs in the A-League.
The Sydney-based football media has been extremely enthusiastic in promoting the Sydney FC versus Sydney United FFA Cup game, and its supposed linking of ‘old soccer’ with ‘new football’.
I have been a Brisbane Roar fan since day one and a football fan long before that. But I am sure that the following is typical for many fans and clubs in the country.
With the final Socceroos squad announced, and the seconds to kick off dragging by, fans can start debating about what it will take for the upcoming World Cup campaign to be considered a success.