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Canberra's A-League move on again according to Lowy

Canberra could still have a team in the A-League as early as next season according to Football Federation Australia chairman Frank Lowy.

Lowy appeared on Fox Sports FC on Tuesday night and indicated that the Canberra bid was still one of three which could come in to replace the outgoing Gold coast United.

''Without being too definite, I think I can tell you that we actually have three opportunities now,'' Lowy said.

''Discussion with the new Gold Coast people, Canberra is still interested, and there's a real opportunity in the western suburbs [of Sydney].

"Our objective is to have a 10-team competition."

Canberra bid boss Ivan Slavich admits it was nice to hear Lowy suggest his proposal was still in with a chance but says it has been frustrating during the process not knowing where they stand.

"I was definitely surprised by them [remarks] because it's been a bit of a roller-coaster ride for us," said Slavich. "It's been off-on-off-on. It's been unbelievable.

"My understanding it was off the agenda, then Frank came out last night and said it was on again."

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