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Fútbol Australiano - Latin America the next growth market?

South America

After stumbling across footage of AFL matches on Argentine TV in the early 90s, Ricardo Acuña, now president of the Argentine Alternative Sports Association, started to think of ways to kick start the code in Buenos Aires.

In 1997 the first game of Aussie Rules was played in the Argentine capital. The league has consolidated, growing to include juniors and schools - but Acuña's next goals include spreading throughout the rest of Latin America.

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Footy the Number 1 Alternate Sport when trialled in Argentina

South AmericaAustralian Rules football has been taught to school children as an alternative sport in Argentina, and proven to be very popular.
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