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AFL aiming to release IC08 draw early next week

International Cup 2008

The AFL has confirmed their intention to finalise and next week release the official draw for the 2008 Australian Football International Cup. The tentative plan is to go public on Monday 7th July, however that is not guaranteed as the final adjustments are made.

We can reveal that one of the listed likely competing nations unfortunately looks like pulling out this week, due as much to difficulties securing the availability of enough of their players as the financial burden.

This would leave the AFL with a difficult task to satisfy all desired outcomes for the draw, and we think readers will find the final schedule very interesting if it plays out the way we expect. But that is yet to be finalised. Sit tight until next week.

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AFL aiming to release IC08 draw early next week
Authored by: Niels Schønnemann on Wednesday, July 09 2008 @ 08:04 pm ACST

Any news on when the announcement of the draw will actually happen?

AFL aiming to release IC08 draw early next week
Authored by: Brett Northey on Wednesday, July 09 2008 @ 08:26 pm ACST


They were definitely aiming for Monday, but there were some issues to sort out which they said could delay it, so I can only assume (without nagging them) that it will be soon.

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Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN

AFL aiming to release IC08 draw early next week
Authored by: Niels Schønnemann on Friday, July 11 2008 @ 05:38 pm ACST

Oh well, I guess next week should be a go´er for the release :-)

AFL aiming to release IC08 draw early next week
Authored by: Brett Northey on Saturday, July 12 2008 @ 12:51 am ACST


The draw has now been provisionally released to the participating countries, and will be officially released on Tuesday or Wednesday. We'll respect those wishes as the AFL wish to promote the Cup as best as possible through various media, so any early release is presumably against the best interests of the tournament.

We'll have the full details here as soon as the embargo is lifted (standard media practice).


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Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN