Australia’s top division football league to restart from the 17th of July. Australia top division league- A-league is resuming after a gap of 4 months. Football Federation of Australia announced it on Monday. A-League was scheduled to restart from 16th July, but as some new corona positive cases were discovered the league was postponed by one day.
Three teams Melbourne Victory, Western United, and Melbourne City have been kept under supervision in Sydney only. They will complete a 14 day quarantine period. Only 4500 people will be allowed in the stadium due to corona restrictions.
The first match will be played on Friday that is 17th July
After the change in the schedule, the league will resume from 17th July, the first match will be played between Sydney FC and Wellington Phoenix. Earlier the first match was scheduled between Melbourne Victory and Western United, but due to rising corona cases in Melbourne, the Australian federation decided to postpone the match.
Corona symptoms were seen in few players
Greg O’Rourke who is FFA’s Head of Leagues released a statement, “We have faced many challenges over the past week since we released the original match schedule and it will need a few tweaks to reschedule the Melbourne teams considering their relocation to Sydney,” he said that we will try to finish all the games within 4 weeks.
Melbourne City FC, Melbourne Victory, and Western United FC to undergo 14 days of quarantine
Greg O’Rourke said, “Under the conditions of the exemption from the NSW Government, Melbourne City FC, Melbourne Victory, and Western United FC will undergo a 14-day quarantine period before being able to re-join the competition which has meant we have had to update our match schedule accordingly.”
He added, “The final schedule will be released tomorrow with no impact on this weekend’s games and minimal changes excepting Melbourne based teams. Fans will be able to attend selected matches in line with Government guidelines and I look forward to the teams returning to playing football.”