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Our wicked foreign game : why has association football (Soccer) not became the main code of football in Australia?

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posted on 2006-04-01, 00:00 authored by Roy HayRoy Hay
This essay examines the role of soccer in Australian popular life, emphasizing the game's position of secondary importance to rugby or Australian Rules in different regions. It draws on international comparisons with the USA or white British colonies to argue that in a uniquely multicultural country like Australia with established sporting traditions, domestic experience of the game could shape the past, present and future of soccer in the country. Given the cultural diversity of the state, it should work towards a strategic competitive advantage for the popularization of soccer in contemporary Australia

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Journal

Soccer and society

Volume

7

Issue

2-3

Pagination

165 - 186

Publisher

Routlegde

Location

London, England

ISSN

1466-0970

eISSN

1743-9590

Language

eng

Notes

This is an electronic version of an article published Soccer and Society, Vol. 7(2/3), pp. 165-186. Soccer and Society is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1466-0970&volume=7&issue=2/3&spage=165

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

Copyright notice

2006, Taylor & Francis

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