Contributed by: Brett Northey
The 2014 AFL International Cup, to be played in Melbourne from Saturday August 9 to Saturday August 23, will once again feature a two division competition for men and one division competition for women. The men will be split after a day of short seeding matches, much the same as occurred in 2011.
New to the International Cup will be an AFL9s tournament, which the AFL describes as an "exciting and new evolution to the AFL International Cup with an objective of providing an entry level opportunity for a greater number of countries and teams to be involved". Indeed the lure of a shorter stay with less players required could see a number of new nations participate for the first time, hopefully with the goal of graduating to the full-side version in future Cups.
Read on for the preliminary schedule of events.
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