Ep. 3 - Legend of ANZAC: Australia's 1967 tour of Saigon | Why football gets sidelined during ANZAC commemorations

The Legend of ANZAC sits in the awareness of most Australians. But why is it that football seems to be left behind in the conversation, when the game has such a rich history with the ANZAC spirit?


John Didulica and David Davutovic are joined by Socceroos legend Ray Baartz and Victoria University academic and author Ian Syson to discuss:

  • The Socceroos' 3-2 win over South Korea in the final of the 1967 National Day Tournament in Vietnam - Australia's first ever international football trophy
  • How the 1915 landing at Gallipoli created a national ritual and identity
  • The commercialisation of the ANZAC spirit, and how it has seen football relegated in celebrations


Produced & edited by Lucas Perry, Optus Sport.


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