Australia prepare for another adventure

June 3, 2007
By Jason Dasey
It was once shunned as a game for 'sheilas, wogs and pooftas'. But now, with Asia as its playground, football in Australia is about to make a second, monumental step forward in just 13 months.

July's Asian Cup will see Australia's national team - the Socceroos - in the unfamiliar role of favourites, a little more than a year after they surprisingly made the knockout stages of the 2006 World Cup before narrowly losing to eventual champions, Italy.

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