Saturday, December 02, 2006

Socceroos "could be admitted" to Asian Games

Australia's Socceroos, voted the Asian Football Confederation's Asian team of the year this week, could be admitted to future editions of the Asian Games, said FIFA President Sepp Blatter, quoted by Radio New Zealand. Australian competitors are currently excluded from the Asian Games because their country's national Olympic committee is part of Ocenia, not the Olympic Council of Asia. However, the Australian Football Federation is now a member of the AFC and a number of other Australian sports governing bodies have also split with Oceania and joined pan-Asian federations.

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