The FFA has confirmed that the A-League will resume on Friday after a 4-month hiatus, with three Melbourne teams in quarantine at a hub in Sydney.
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The decision that the three Melbourne-based sides would be able to fly comes as concern mounted that the season would not restart on time.
Football Federation Australia's (FFA) head of leagues Greg O'Rourke said on Thursday its top-flight championship will restart on schedule.
FFA Head of Leagues Greg O'Rourke has taken responsibility for failed attempts to get A-League teams out of Victoria state amid a COVID-19 outbreak.
Players have spoken to ESPN after a second attempt to move the A-League's three Melbourne-based sides out of Victoria turned farcical.
FFA will request exemptions to allow Melbourne's three A-League clubs into NSW after failing to get them out of Victoria before the border closed.
The remainder of the A-League season will play out mainly in NSW because of government travel restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The A-League will resume on July 16 after a four-month hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak, Football Federation Australia said on Tuesday.
A-League team will return to training this week after players agreed to a pay-cut but a broadcast deal has yet to be finalised.
Details are yet to be confirmed, but the hub model is thought be the preferred option, with Sydney the front-runner to host the remaining fixtures.
Western United are throwing their support behind Alessandro Diamanti as he deals with the news of the coronavirus pandemic's heavy toll in Italy.
A condensed A-League season looks set to play out almost entirely in Sydney and Melbourne under a revamped schedule that is close to finalisation.
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Melbourne Victory's chances of playing finals football this season are effectively over, with a Robbie Kruse-sized hole in attack yet to be filled.
A masterclass performance from Western United saw the A-League's newest club dismantle Adelaide United 5-1 at Coopers Stadium on Saturday.
Max Burgess belatedly opened his A-League scoring account in style with a first-half hat-trick in Western United's drought-breaking 6-2 win.
Liberato Cacace and David Ball struck on Friday as Wellington Phoenix beat Western United 2-0 in a contest spoiled by wet, blustery conditions.
Melbourne City getting beat at their own game, and Andrew Durante taking some risk. Here's the good, bad and ugly from Round 19 in the A-League.
Brisbane Roar's A-League resurgence rolled on as Robbie Fowler's side beating Western United 1-0 at Ballarat's Mars Stadium on Sunday.
A-League newcomers Western United have signed Japanese defender Tomoki Imai until the end of the season.
Newcastle Jets failed to convert a lopsided 27-4 advantage in shots in a frustrating scoreless A-League draw with Western United.
Substitute Nathan Konstandopoulos has earned himself hero status as Adelaide United outfought Western United 4-3 in an A-League goal-fest.
Western United have burst back to form but their 3-0 win over Central Coast has been soured by an injury to mercurial captain Alessandro Diamanti.
The A-League season has reached its halfway point, and Sydney FC has seemingly emerged the strongest side with Melbourne City the most intriguing.
Melbourne City bolstered their hold on second place in the A-League, with Jamie Maclaren scoring a brace to beat Western United 3-2.
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