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Australia And Germany

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bibblebub | 19:17 Sat 10th Oct 2015 | Sport
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Both countries have strong teams in some sports - Australia the "commonwealth" sports of cricket and rugby (both codes), Germany most obviously football - but there doesn't seem to be any overlap.

Is there any team sport in which they are arch-rivals?

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Mens Hockey. Australia are world ranked 1 and Germany are ranked 3 (England are ranked 5th). In Womens Hockey, Australia are 2nd and Germany 5th in the rankings.
19:42 Sat 10th Oct 2015
they have four football codes, though nobody else plays Aussie Rules. However, lots play football.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soccer_in_Australia
... but to answer your question, no, I don't think they're arch rivals at anything.
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The only sport I can think of at which they are competitively at about the same level is swimming but that is obviously not a team sport.
they may meet each other in Olympic track and field events but not really a rivalry.
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Thanks for replying - the question was just an idle musing while I'm watching the rugby league.
Mens Hockey. Australia are world ranked 1 and Germany are ranked 3 (England are ranked 5th). In Womens Hockey, Australia are 2nd and Germany 5th in the rankings.
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Good answer Angie, I'd forgotten about hockey.

(Sorry jno, BA now to her)
well deserved.
They both play men's basketball. Australia are ranked 11th, Germany 20th. But there is no intense rivalry.

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