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Lebanese team president says Australian Football bolsters multiculturalism | Herald Sun

Team Lebanon President Richard Kerbatieh, Sammy Yagi, Fouaz Akkari and coach Akram Kassab prepare for the world cup. Picture: Rchard Serong

FOURTEEN nations will go head to head in March as Australia’s favourite game goes global.

The Australian Football World Cup — an extension of the Harmony Cup — is an opportunity for different communities to connect over sport while promoting AFL overseas.

Meadow Heights man Rick Kerbatieh, president of the Lebanese team, said it was an important initiative but it wasn’t just about the four points.

“It doesn’t matter where you’re from — what language, what culture, what country,” he said.

“It’s one day, one forum, one game. It’s fantastic.”

Players — or a parent or grandparent — must be born in the country they represent in order to play.

via Lebanese team president says Australian Football World Cup bolsters sportsmanship, multiculturalism | Herald Sun.