Heisinburg 6 years ago Manchester United 67 1516 ****WARNING**** The following information was not copied & pasted, WHATSOEVER; all words were entirely typed by myself, so be aware that some parts may not sound connected to Football, but trust me; IT IS – so keep that in mind. Thank you. ****UBER-brief summary about Football in Australia**** For many decades, the great continent and nation itself, Australia, has been a proud nation of an abundance of successes that exploded world-wide, from successful culture preservations and economies to Hollywood’s finest actors and actresses in the film industry. However, regardless of what’s been mentioned, the nation also carries an overwhelming sense of pride in participating in a diversity of sports - one in particular, Rugby, which the Aussies are the world’s greatest underdogs, rivalling the ‘Spain of Rugby’, New Zealand. Despite the fact that Rugby is considered a religion to millions, another sport is also, at a drastic rate, imploding as another iconic sport that Australia can potentially become one of the World’s top competitors in – Soccer, or as many fans would like to annoyingly correct it, Football. For many years, soccer was also considered a popular sport in Australia, having its joint-competition with New Zealand through the infamous NSL (National Soccer League) for the past 3 decades. However, like many other sports; the intentions of bringing soccer to the World’s stage were greatly overshadowed by the dominance and popularity of Rugby. Under the shadows of Rugby, it was an obligation to bring Soccer to the next level for soccer fans in Australia. This ambition became a reality in 2004, as the FFA (Football Federation Australia) decided to establish a whole new soccer competition known as the A-League (also known as Hyundai A-League as it was sponsored by Hyundai). Australia’s highest levelled soccer competition soon became official after 16 months of debate. Prior to how many teams competing in the league today (10), the A-League first began with 8 teams competing for the first glory, and this was where Sydney FC (also known as the Sky Blues) first took its place towards dominance in Australian football.