CONFIRMED - Div 1 Playoff schedule for Wednesday 24.8
Sunday, August 21 2011 @ 02:16 pm ACST
Contributed by: Aaron Richard
With the emphatic victory of the USA Revolution over South Africa today, the draw for the semi-finals of Division 1 has been confirmed by the AFL, and might change. A full run down of the draw for Wednesday will be available shortly.
Playing off for a spot in the Division 1 Grand Final will be Ireland vs New Zealand and Papua New Guinea vs USA. With the NZ Hawks battling to get over Canada and the USA's strong display over South Africa, neither game looks easy to tip at this point, and all four sides will have their sights set firmly on a chance to battle it out at the MCG next weekend. The losers of those two games will play off for 3rd on Friday at Royal Park.
Also playing for a shot at 5th will be Great Britain vs South Africa and Denmark vs Nauru. The winners of those two games will meet on Friday to play off for 5th, the losers for 7th.
Finally, the last two playoffs see Canada vs Japan and Sweden vs Tonga, to determine who shoots for 9th and who for 11th.
The Men's Division 2 and Women's schedules remain as previous - these divisions having one more round of pool matches on Wednesday before their single round of playoffs on Friday.