Soccer’s Australia Problem

Tonight, many of us will be watching Australia play Denmark in the soccer – a game they must at least not lose if they want to progress in the World Cup. If we win, we’ll probably be hearing about it for years to come.

With the world cup at the centre of attention at the moment, you might think Australia has finally fallen in love with the sport. But when we look at the data, we see a different story: crowds and ratings are stagnating, and there are worries about whether we are developing a new generation of world-class players.

To discuss Football Federation Australia’s recent problems and what could be done to revitalise the sport,The Daily‘s Nathaniel Keesing was joined by Dr Steve Georgakis, Senior Lecturer in Sport at the University of Sydney.

You can read Dr Georgakis’ writing on the subject here at The Conversation.

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