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COVID-19 disrupted the Australian football schedule when six A-League and FFA Cup games were postponed on Wednesday.
The A-League said in a statement that the game from Melbourne City versus Brisbane Roar on December 27th along with Perth Glory’s games against Sydney FC and Macarthur FC in the first week of January had been postponed.
Relations with Perth have been postponed after the club’s staff were quarantined last week in Brisbane while the Melbourne City league game failed to go ahead as planned after six players tested positive for COVID-19.
« All affected players are double vaccinated and all claim to be in good health » City said in a statement.
City’s FFA Cup game against Wellington Phoenix has also been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, while the Gold Coast Knights game against Melbourne Victory was postponed due to contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
The FFA Cup also had to postpone the Brisbane Roar draw against Sydney as a COVID-19 matter « unrelated to Brisbane Roar’s travel delegation » led to complications The team’s charter flight led.
The previous Wednesday, Perth Glory players and staff were allowed to return home after being quarantined in Brisbane after a player tested positive on December 16th.
« Western Australia (WA) Health and WA Police have kindly allowed our players to come home for Christmas, « Perth Glory owner Tony Sage told 6PR.
» It’s a great relief for the club, we didn’t know what we should do. We have a lot of young players on our team and the mental health problems just got worse. «
The A-League said a charter flight would bring the squad back to Western Australia where they will spend the remainder of their mandatory 14-day quarantine period.
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