A-League chief Damien de Bohun insists the national competition will not close down during next year's Asian Football Confederation's Asian Cup.
"We've already started work on the (A-League) fixtures for next season," de Bohun said.
"We have a very complex season window because the Asian Cup is played in January and that will have some impact on when and where we can play. We're still working through that and there needs to be some clear space (Asian Cup) that we need to work through.
"But mixing in the FFA Cup there's more football for everyone, which is great, and it's on the back of the World Cup, which is great. We've taken some very clear feedback from all 10 clubs and we're building that into our process.
"Notwithstanding, our season overlaps with other sports so venues are another issue."
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