A-leagues, COVID-positive tests, matches postponed, schedule

The A-Leagues have once again been shaken by positive COVID-19 cases and forced to postpone matches.

A number of Melbourne City FC’s female players have been tested positive for the virus, and their match against the Newcastle Jets scheduled for January 2 has been postponed indefinitely.

In the men’s competition, the New Year’s match between Western Sydney Wanderers and Western United has been postponed due to ongoing positive COVID-19 incidents in United’s football division.

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The Wanderers have now been suspended for two games in a row.

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The A-League leagues have now been forced to postpone 10 matches this season, but insist the full program can be completed within the allotted time frame, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The competitions plan to play through the international breaks in January and March to ensure the season is over.

“The other option we have is that the current 26 matches per team can be reduced to 22 if necessary without affecting the integrity of the competition,” the head of the Australian Professional League, Danny Townsend, told Keep Up in this week.

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