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Soccer to become football in Australia

Soccer to become football in Australia

The Sydney Morning Herald

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Soccer to become football in Australia

Soccer will officially become football in Australia next year after the Australian Soccer Association (ASA) announced it would change its name to Football Federation Australia (FFA).

ASA chairman Frank Lowy said the symbolic move would bring Australia into line with the vast majority of other countries which call the sport football.

"2005 will be one of the most crucial in the history of football in Australia and we will start it off with this symbolic move," Lowy said.


"The change in our corporate name is another part of the ongoing process of repositioning the game in Australia."


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