AFL Finals : West Coast Eagles vs Collingwood Magpies Worldcup Stream
The West Coast Eagles, also known simply as West Coast or The Eagles, is a professional Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League (AFL). Based in Perth, Western Australia, it represents its home state and the Perth metropolitan region. It trains at Lathlain Park and plays its home games at Perth Stadium in Burswood, having previously played at Subiaco Oval and the WACA Ground. The club is one of two AFL clubs based in Western Australia, the other being its main rival, the Fremantle Football Club.
West Coast was founded in 1986 as an expansion team. It entered the AFL, then known as the Victorian Football League, in 1987 along with Queensland's Brisbane Bears. It reached the finals series for the first time in 1988, and won its first premiership in 1992, having been defeated in the grand final the previous year. It is the first non-Victorian team to play in and win a Grand Final. The Eagles have since won two more premierships, in 1994 and 2006. The club is currently coached by Adam Simpson and captained by Shannon Hurn. Since 2014, the East Perth Football Club, which competes in the West Australian Football League (WAFL), has served as West Coast's reserves team.
The Collingwood Football Club, nicknamed the Magpies or less formally the Pies, is a professional Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League (AFL). Formed in 1892 in the then-working class Melbourne suburb of Collingwood, the club played in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) before joining seven other teams in 1896 to found the breakaway Victorian Football League (now the national AFL). Originally based at Victoria Park, Collingwood now plays its home games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with its training and administrative headquarters located at Olympic Park Oval and the Holden Centre.
Historically one of the most successful clubs in the league, Collingwood has played in a record 43 VFL/AFL Grand Finals (including rematches), winning 15, drawing two and losing 26 (also a record). Collingwood also won a record-breaking four premierships in a row between 1927 and 1930.
Collingwood is regarded as one of Australia's most popular sports clubs, attracting the highest attendance figures and television ratings of any professional team in the nation. In 2013, it became the first AFL club to reach 80,000 members.
Collingwood's home guernsey consists of black and white stripes, matching the colours of an Australian magpie. Throughout its history, the club has developed rivalries with cross-town Melbourne based clubs Carlton, Richmond, Essendon. More recently, the club developed a rivalry with the Brisbane Lions, based in Queensland.Collingwood fields a reserves team in the and a women's side in the AFL Women's competition. It also owns and operates a netball team in the National Netball League.