AFL International Cup postponed again
The 2021 AFL International Cup has been postponed, World Footy News reports.
The tournament was initially scheduled to be played on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in 2020, but it was postponed until 2021. The AFL will now review the ability to stage the International Cup on the Sunshine Coast in 2022 or 2023.
Canada’s national men’s team – the Northwind – has played in all six iterations of the tournament, but will now have to wait at least another year for its shot at an inaugural podium finish.
Canada’s national women’s team – the Northern Lights – has forged a fierce rivalry with Ireland, meeting them in all three of the women’s finals. The waiting will be hard for the Lights, who will be keen to avenge the tight loss in the 2017 final.
World Footy News reported that forecasted restrictions on international travel and the uncertainty around team availability led to the AFL’s decision.