Fixture Update: Roar-Jets clash brought forward

Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced that following the latest Government advice re mass gatherings that the next series of 5 matches will be played however with a closed stadiums policy and only with essential match day personnel involved.

FFA Head of Leagues, Greg O’Rourke, has been working with his team and all stakeholders to reschedule the remainder of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Season in a condensed period.

Due to the postponement of Brisbane Roar's Round 24 fixture against Melbourne Victory, as well as the Jets' Round 24 fixture against Wellington Phoenix, the Roar will take on Newcastle Jets in a rescheduled Round 27 fixture behind closed doors at the Gold Coast's CBUS Super Stadium on Friday, 20 March.

“As we mentioned on Monday, we have made the decision to continue playing the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Season, behind closed doors, whilst closely monitoring and adhering to the current Government directives and expert advice available to us at this time,” said O’Rourke.

"Working in collaboration with our clubs, Fox Sports & ABC TV, PFA, venues and other stakeholders, we are looking to play the remaining 31 matches of the regular season in a condensed period by bringing forward matches from later rounds.

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“We will continue to release the remaining fixtures on a rolling basis as we acknowledge the evolving COVID-19 protocols.

“We understand that these are difficult times for everyone and we will always put the health, welfare and safety of our players, coaches, match officials, volunteers, administrators and fans at the centre of our decision making process. Whilst fans will not be able to attend in person we urge you to continue to support your club and the Hyundai A-League by watching the matches on FOX SPORTS, ABC TV, Kayo or the My Football Live App and to get involved on social media channels” concluded O’Rourke.

Please note the following update to the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Season Draw.

Round

DATE

HOME

 

AWAY

Kick-Off (Local)

Kick-Off (AEDT)

VENUE

Comments

24

Friday, 20  March 2020

Central Coast Mariners

v

Melbourne City FC

5:30pm

5:30pm

Central Coast Stadium

Updated Kick-off Time

27

Friday, 20  March 2020

Brisbane Roar FC

v

Newcastle Jets

6:30pm

7:30pm

CBUS Super Stadium

Updated Venue, Date and Kick-off Time

24

Saturday 21 March 2020

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

v

Sydney FC

7:30pm

7:30pm

Bankwest Stadium

No change

26

Monday, 23 March 2020

Newcastle Jets

v

Melbourne City FC

7:30pm

7:30pm

McDonald Jones Stadium

Updated Venue, Date and Kick-off Time

24

Monday 23 March 2020

Perth Glory

v

Western United FC

6:30pm

9:30pm

HBF Park

Updated Date and Kick-off Time


Postponed Matches

Round

DATE

HOME

 

AWAY

Kick-Off

(Local)

Kick-Off (AEDT)

VENUE

Comments

21

TBC

Sydney FC

v

Wellington Phoenix

TBC

TBC

TBC

Match postponed

24

TBC

Newcastle Jets

v

Wellington Phoenix

TBC

TBC

TBC

Match postponed

24

TBC

Melbourne Victory

v

Brisbane Roar FC

TBC

TBC

TBC

Match postponed

25

TBC

Perth Glory

v

Melbourne Victory

TBC

TBC

TBC

Match postponed


For the complete Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Season Draw, please see attachment or visit www.a-league.com.au