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AUSTRALIAN APPLICATION: COUNTRY TO PURSUE 2006 OR 2010 CUP
Published July 9, 1998
Australian soccer authorities made a formal application to host the World Cup in 2006 or 2010. England, Germany and South Africa have also made bids for 2006 (USA TODAY, 7/9). NOTES: In Toronto, Josh Rubin reported that TSN has averaged 3.5 million visits per day on its Web site during the World Cup. The previous single-day high was 2.8 million during last year's NHL trade deadline. Canadians rank fifth in terms of orders placed on the World Cup online store, behind the U.S., U.K, France and Japan (TORONTO STAR, 7/8).