Australia strong contenders in 2014... and Asian Cup winners in 2015

Australia lift the Men's Football Asian Cup for the first time in 2015

Australia has maintained its position amongst the top ten countries in the GSN Global Cup 2014. For the third year in a row it has finished 10th overall, and now remains as one of only six countries (along with the USA, Russia, Germany, China, and Great Britain) to have finished within the top ten since our global performance statistics were first produced in 2008 – a remarkable achievement.

Australia once again finished outright 1st in Surfing, as they have done every year. They also finished equal first with the Netherlands in Hockey, who in 2014 joined Australia as the only nation to have finished in the top ten of both the GSN Global Cup and Per Capita Cup. However, second place in Water Polo, BMX and Track Cycling, third place in Softball and Lacrosse, and points in 31 different sports continued a legacy of overall consistency and occasional excellence.
After lifting the Asian Cup (Men’s Football) for a momentous first time in January 2015, and with the Rugby and Cricket World Cups on the horizon, it would not surprise if Australia were to challenge their best ever Global Cup position of seventh in 2015. After all, they’re sitting pretty at the top of the table – another first – at the end of January. Whatever happens, I expect the waves will keep rolling.