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Former Socceroo, 'SBS' Sports Presenter and Chief Football Analyst, Craig Foster, is leading the way for the round ball code in the Australian broadcasting scene. Craig has written "Fozz on Football - The Global Game and Australia's Football Future" a book on the past, present and future game of Football in Australia and around the world.

As presenter of the 'World Game' on 'SBS', he is one of Australia's best known soccer personalities. He is a writer on the associated website as well as a columnist for the 'Herald Sun'. Craig also presents 'World News Australia'.

As well as being apart of the Official 2012 Broadcast of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Craig's a depth of experience in covering high profile events, including the Olympics and 'Fifa World Cups'. His features in 'World Cup' telecasts have earned him several accolades. His broadcast of the 2002 'Fifa World Cup' yielded record viewing numbers. Craig's coverage of the match between Italy and Australia in 2006 earned a 'TV Week Logie' for Best Sports Broadcast. He was also recognised by the international football community by being selected as the sole Australian representative on the prestigious 'Ballon d'Or' in France.

He is currently the Chairman of the 'Australian Athlete's Association', the body responsible for the interests of elite athletes across a wide range of sports in Australia.

Craig is an Ambassador with the Homeless World Cup and the 'Australia Day Council', a Patron of 'Football United', a refugee youth football program which serves to assist the integration of young displaced refugees into Australian society, in conjunction with the 'UNSW', and has his own foundation which raises funds to provide football equipment and opportunities to underprivileged youth in indigenous and regional communities.