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International Cup 2005

Round two of the International Cup sees records broken - what lies ahead?

  • Saturday, August 06 2005 @ 05:12 am ACST
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The two stand-out results of Round 2 of the International Cup at Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne, were long-standing streaks coming to an end. Ireland tasted their first loss in international football after an incredible run going back to approximately 2001, going down to the rising USA Revolution, and accompanied by scenes of joy, South Africa knocked off Japan in a thriller to record their first ever win. After tipping the upsets we'll push our luck and examine round 3.

Revolution as US upsets favourites

  • Saturday, August 06 2005 @ 03:28 am ACST
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In what may be described by some as the biggest upset in International football, the US has defeated Ireland in a game that saw the miserly backlines of both teams give new meaning to the word tight. The loss was Ireland's first in international Australian football, ending a run that stretches back to the 2001 Atlantic Alliance Cup.

Round Two - Preliminary Results

  • Friday, August 05 2005 @ 01:45 am ACST
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International Cup 2005 In Round two action from the Australian Football International Cup, Samoa beat Great Britain by a very handy margin, Papua New Guinea eventually triumphed over Canada in a very physical encounter which could have gone either way, the USA overcame Ireland in a tight match, South Africa defeated Japan in a two-point nailbiter and New Zealand easily accounted for Spain.

Full results and reports to come in the next two hours.

Wrap of Round 1 and a preview of Round 2

  • Wednesday, August 03 2005 @ 11:33 pm ACST
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What a great first day of international Australian Rules football. Spectators who were at the inaugural Cup in 2002 remarked that the standard had improved dramatically across the board. Who are the big improvers? Were there any major surprises? What can be expected in the next round?

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