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AFL International Cup 2014
The 2014 AFL International Cup is set for August 9-23 in Melbourne, Australia.
IC14 will be run across two divisions, with the number of teams in each division to be determined. The AFL is targeting 18 men’s teams.
Round 1 will again be a seeding round, with teams playing shortened matches in a round robin format. The feedback received in relation to the seeding round in 2011 was extremely positive. It is designed to deliver a more equitable performance based entry into each division while providing the opportunity for all teams to qualify for Division One and the chance to play on the MCG or Etihad Stadium.
Two divisions provide the platform for an improved and more equal competition. Once the seeding round has been completed teams will split into the two divisions and then be notified of the remainder of their draw as per IC11.
Men will play a seeding round, plus 4 full games.
The AFL will again hold a female competition with one division. After the success of the inaugural women’s tournament in 2011, they are aiming to build an even bigger tournament to showcase the talent of female footballers.
The AFL is targeting a minimum of six international teams to compete in IC14, with the top 2 teams competing in the Grand Final.
The number of games and draw format will be determined following confirmation of entries
The 2 week tournament outline is as follows:
|Sat, Aug 9||IC14 Launch Event|
|Sun, Aug 10||Round 1 (Seeding Round, men only)|
|Tue, Aug 12||Men's & Women's matches|
|Thu, Aug 14||Men's & Women's matches|
|Fri, Aug 15||AFL 9's|
|Sat, Aug 16||Men's & Women's matches|
|Sun, Aug 17||AFL Game & Curtain Raiser (TBC)|
|Tue, Aug 19||Semi Finals|
|Wed, Aug 20||International Development Forum|
|Fri, Aug 22||Finals Round, Gala Function|
|Sat, Aug 23||AFL IC14 Grand Final, Parade of Nations, Tournament Close|