I’VE said the Asian Cup would be bigger than the World Cup and Saturday will be one of the best moments in Australian football, Tim Cahill writes.

    NOVAK Djokovic will need every minute of Saturday’s rest day to be primed for a shot at a fifth Australian Open singles crown.

    IN a major boost for the Socceroos hopes of lifting the Asian Cup, defender Ivan Franjic is set to start the final after shrugging off a groin injury.

    ONLY Korea Republic stands in the Socceroos’ way of lifting the Asian Cup trophy tonight. Here’s what Ange Postecoglou’s side must do to get the job done.

    MITCHELL Johnson’s reign of terror last summer destroyed the international careers of 18 England cricketers, including their captain Alastair Cook.

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    AFL Round 2 - Essendon v Melbourne

    Apr 06, 2013

    Event:                   AFL Round 2   
    Teams:                  Essendon v Melbourne
    Date:                     Saturday April 6, 2013
    Start time:              7.40pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 5.30pm
    MCC members: 5.00pm

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 1.30pm
    Gate 5: 3.00pm
    Gate 6: 4.00pm
    Gate 7: 2.30pm (media, corporate and disabled pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 47,000

    General admission seating:

    Ponsford Stand
    M28-M33
    Q29-36

    Great Southern Stand
    M1-4
    Q1-Q15 1/2

    Olympic Stand
    Q49-Q57


    Cheersquad allocation:
    Essendon - M3 (rows A-R)
    Melbourne - M33 (rows A-S)

    Tickets: Available via Ticketek

    National Sports Museum: 5.00pm-7.30pm

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