A-League to return on July 16 with Melbourne derby

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Australia's A-League will resume on July 16 after a four-month hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak, Football Federation Australia said on Tuesday.

Melbourne Victory will kick off the re-start against crosstown rivals Western United, with league leaders Sydney FC meeting third-placed Wellington Phoenix in Kogarah on the following day.

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The rest of the fixtures have yet to be worked out and will be decided according to government restrictions on travel between Australia's states, the FFA said in a statement.

"Regardless of which option we ultimately take, Wellington Phoenix and Perth Glory FC understand that they will complete the remainder of their regular season matches in New South Wales," FFA's Head of Leagues Greg O'Rourke said.

The A-League was suspended in March with six rounds and the playoffs left to play.

The rebooted competition will wind up by Aug. 31.