View from Down Under

Rival codes' case of sour grapes

December 8, 2009
By John Iannantuono
It was only a matter of time before the Australian (Rules) Football League (AFL) spoiled the party. Well, tried to, anyway.

With the word in Cape Town that Australia has emerged as frontrunners to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup, you could smell the fear emanating from the AFL's headquarters at Docklands.

Last week in Cape Town, FFA supremo Frank Lowy and his 2018-2022 World Cup bidding team wowed anyone who cared to listen about Australia's World Cup hosting credentials. ...

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