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What: Aus­tralian Rules foot­ball.

When: First played in Aus­tralia in 1859.

Who: The game is played through­out Aus­tralia, but is most pop­u­lar in Vic­to­ria, South Aus­tralia and West Aus­tralia. In Canada, the game made its de­but with the for­ma­tion of the On­tario AFL in 1989.

Need to know: The 2016 AFL Grand Fi­nal in Mel­bourne drew 99,981 spec­ta­tors to the Mel­bourne Cricket Ground.

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