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Wellington Phoenix will remain a part of the A-League picture until at least 2016, FIFA decided today, as the executive committee met in Johannesburg.
The importance of sport in Australian society was clearly not lost on Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan when he handed down his ‘no frills’ budget on Tuesday night, not to mention the influence that sporting success has on public sentiment.
Since Cameroon knocked over Maradona’s Argentina in the opening match of Italia ’90, African football has been the next big thing. Twenty years later and we’re still waiting.
Aussie, Jy Bond, could be the latest punter from Down Under to take on the NFL following the retirement of 22 year veteran Jeff Feagles from the New York Giants last night.
Could June 26, 2010, be the biggest day in Australian sporting history? The Americas Cup win in 1983, Cathy Freeman’s run at the Olympics in 2000, and Kieren Perkins 1500 meter triumph in the pool at the Atlanta games, could soon be joined or even surpassed in Australian sporting lore.
The AFL is apparently struggling to decide just how it will structure the 17-team 2011 season, with some worried that the ‘one day in September’ could soon be in October.