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Government caught out on Adelaide Oval compo

The State Government did not contact the Crows, Port Adelaide or the AFL before ruling out Adelaide Oval as a venue for Australia’s FIFA Women’s World Cup bid, instead relying on “representations” from the Stadium Management Authority that staging the event in the city would be a commercial “disaster” for the SMA.

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Manton St Tales

Put the kettle on and watch the pot

It’s cheesy, twee and every bit as compelling as a lotto draw – but it’s also the prelude to the world’s biggest sporting contest. Paul Marcuccitti explains the ups and downs of this week’s FIFA World Cup Final Draw – and why the Socceroos’ road to Russia could still hold a few significant potholes.