Brisbane Lions v Essendon

AFL • Time to be confirmed

(Home team first)

When


Friday 23 Aug 2024

12:00 Local Time

02:00 Your Time

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The Brisbane Lions are a professional Australian Rules Football team based in Queensland4, Queensland. Founded in 1996, they currently compete in the Australian Football League (AFL) and have won three consecutive premierships in 2001, 2002, and 2003. The Lions are known for their success on the field, with four Brownlow Medal winners and numerous All-Australian team selections. Their home ground is The Gabba, which has a capacity of over 42,000 and is known for its electric atmosphere during games. The team's current captain is Dayne Zorko, and they are coached by Chris Fagan. With a talented roster and a strong history of success, the Brisbane Lions are a force to be reckoned with in the AFL.

Essendon Football Club, fondly known as the Bombers, is one of the oldest and most successful Australian Rules Football teams in the country. Founded in 1872, they have competed in the prestigious Australian Football League (AFL) since its inception in 1990, winning 16 VFL/AFL premierships to date. The team is renowned for its passionate and dedicated fan base, earning them the title of the fourth most successful club in the league. With recent success in the 2019 season, Essendon boasts a star-studded lineup including top players such as Zach Merrett, Jake Stringer, and Michael Hurley. The team proudly calls the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) their home stadium, with a seating capacity of over 100,000, making it one of the most iconic sporting arenas in Australia. With a history filled with triumphs and a bright future ahead, Essendon Football Club is a force to be reckoned with in the AFL.

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