By
Glenn Dyer


Soccer fans were queuing at the
Elizabeth
Street offices of Ticketek in Sydney this morning,
waiting to buy tickets for the Australia-Uruguay World Cup decider next
month. And when the TV news cameras arrived, so did an official looking character who
handed out Australian team shirt to those at the front of the queue.

As the cameras rolled, the fans filed through the doors displaying their new presents. But once
they emerged with tickets in hand, there was the soccer official asking for the shirts back.

Nothing’s free – except the publicity for the FFA regime of John O’Neill and Frank
Lowy.