A-League fixture amended for Adelaide

The Football Federation of Australia (FFA) has decided to push the Central Coast versus Adelaide United clash back a week to assist the Reds Asian Champions League (ACL) campaign.

The Football Federation of Australia (FFA) has decided to push the Central Coast versus Adelaide United clash back a week to assist the Reds Asian Champions League (ACL) campaign.

The match is originally scheduled for the 8th of November but will be moved back a week to the 15th to give Adelaide every chance of recovering after the first leg of the ACL final in Osaka on November 5.

The return leg is at Hindmarsh Stadium a week later so amending the A-League fixture gives Adelaide an entire week off.

FFA CEO Ben Buckley said the schedule change was in the best interests of Australian football.

“All of us involved in football want Adelaide to succeed,” Buckley said.

“Their success reflects well on football and on the quality of the A-League competition.

“With Adelaide’s place in the final assured, we have worked with all the parties to give Adelaide the best possible chance of success in the Asian Champions League.

“The change gives the players the maximum recovery time to prepare for the biggest match of their club career.”

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