Football in Australia will continue despite concerns about the spread of coronavirus. However, the rest of the A-League season and the next W League final will take place behind closed doors.
The FFA announced that fans will not be able to participate in the remaining six rounds of the men’s competition and the winner of the title of Women between Melbourne City and Sydney FC.
James Johnson said that this is an unprecedented and extremely complex time for sport and society. It is also likely that the rest of the A-League season will be compressed into three or four week. A decision on the series of finals has yet to be made.
They have got 30 games left, six rounds will take place. It is their intention to compress the rest of that season, the head of FFA, head of the tournament Greg O punchRourke to speak. They said they were currently talking to locations to see if we can complete those six rounds in three to four weeks.
The games behind closed doors
The leagues will also have all the games behind closed doors. The organizers think that at this point, it is a better solution instead of suspending it.
The Australian Government requires that all Australian tourists arriving in Australia from Monday be isolated on a 14 day basis. This means that matches involving Melbourne Victory and Wellington Phoenix will not take place within 24 and 25 days.
The FFA also confirms that grassroots football, including competitions under the age, may continue but with additional measures taken, including recommended hygiene measures and away from appropriate society in football matches.
The size of football means that we have an important role in maintaining the health and well-being of Australians. This also have an influence on their families and the wider community, Mitch Johnson said.
We are doing so by allowing people to play, in line with the current government position. However, the game are under additional guidelines to further improve social alienation in football fields across the country.