- Australia's top football league was to start from July 16
- All 27 league matches will be played within 4 weeks, the final will be held on 23 August
- Three teams were stopped in Sydney after a player showed signs of infection
Jul 13, 2020, 02:18 PM IST
After 4 months in Australia, the top football league is returning from July 17. The Football Federation of Australia (FFA) gave this information on Monday. The A-League was supposed to start from Thursday, but it was pushed forward a day after the Corona case surfaced in Melbourne.
Three teams Melbourne Victory, Western United and Melbourne City have been prevented in Sydney as a precautionary measure. All three teams will be quarantined here for 14 days. Given that the Corona infection did not spread, viewership in the A-League would be controlled. No more than 4500 people will be given entry in the stadium.
First match will be played in A-League on Friday
After the change of schedule, the first match on Friday will now be between Sydney FC and Wellington Phoenix. First it was to be between Melbourne Victory and Western United.
The tournament was rescheduled when the player saw corona signs
FFA Head of League Greg O'Rorkey issued a statement saying that we have faced many challenges since the release of the A-League schedule last week. The tournament had to be rescheduled last week after a Melbourne player showed signs of corona. He said that we will try to finish all 27 matches of the league within 4 weeks, so that the final of the league can be played on 23 August.
The players of all three teams got corona test on Monday
At the same time, the New South Wales Authority also closed its border with Victoria. Currently, players from all three teams have been accommodated at a hotel in Western Sydney. The corona test of all the players took place on Monday. If all the reports are negative then the players will be able to start training from Tuesday.