An in-depth look at the current Australia team and the future of the national side. We look at strengths and weaknesses in the current side.
Manchester City in Australia for pre season warm up games for the International Cup
The game of soccer began some hundred and thirty years ago in Australia. Though the first match on record seems to be the one played between Wanderers and the King’s School, some new evidence begs to differ.
The misconception was that soccer was introduced by the Europeans who migrated from Europe post 'The War' that spanned from 1914 – 1945' i.e. The World War II. It is said that the year 1858 was the year when Australian football was codified.
Although there might be racism in sports almost everywhere in the world, it is still no excuse for racism to be rampant to such great extents. Yes, we are talking about the racism in Australian soccer.
Soccer is a sport that didn't have the roots of origin in Australia, but is brought from migrants from around the world to the country. This very fact shows that the soccer has a far reaching effect on the migrants. If the sport was brought into the country, certainly the sport has also helped these very migrants to adjust well in the country.
The A-league's marketing strategy as a global game seems to be working up to a certain extent. The second hope is that the sport of soccer will soon be Australian's national sport.
Can Australian soccer be considered as the victim or the victimized? Forget the sport, even Australian soccer players have felt that from the beginning they have been subjected to mockery and given less stature than they deem is fit.
Johnny Warren Born in 1943, Johnny Warren was fondly known as Captain Socceroo. An overall sportsman, he has achieved success in everything he has done, including being a coach, a player, an ambassador and even a spokesperson.
It may not be a very known fact but the A league was formed in the year 2005 as a result of the prevention of racial issues. The federal government was ordered to pay the price for forming a new league which was free from racial comments and favoritism. Right from the beginning the A league had a very clear goal. To promote the sport of soccer and take it to heights never seen before.