Expanding Australia: Getting it right when deciding on where to found expansion sides in the Australian A-League

Expanding Australia: Getting it right when deciding on where to found expansion sides in the Australian A-League

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #1

Australian football is continually growing in popularity and prestige, attracting bigger crowds, well-known names and more and more lucrative commercial prospects to the sport.

As such, it has presented officials in charge of the Australian top flight, the A-League, with a dilemma.

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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Daniel Arzani

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Daniel Arzani

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #1

Daniel Arzani is one of Australia’s hottest young prospects, so it seemed remiss to not cover the Manchester City talent in this edition’s player spotlight.

Currently on loan at Celtic, Arzani has faced a tough start to his time in Europe, having moved to Manchester City from their affiliated Australian side Melbourne City in August 2018.

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Australia 1-2 Italy; Stoppage time winner earns Italy surprise victory

Australia 1-2 Italy; Stoppage time winner earns Italy surprise victory

Italy scored a last-gasp winner to complete a fight back from a goal behind against Australia, coming out 2-1 winners in their opening 2019 Women’s World Cup match in Valenciennes.

In one of the tournament’s finest contests so far, Australia took the lead through a penalty – Sam Kerr missed the initial spot kick, but was on hand to sweep home the rebound.

However, Italy showed their resilience and fought back in the second half, with Juventus star Barbara Bonansea scoring both goals. Either side of Bonansea’s equaliser, Italy also saw two more goals disallowed – correctly – for offside by VAR.

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