A-League won’t shut down during Asian Cup

A-League chief Damien de Bohun insists the national competition will not close down during next year’s Asian Football Confederation’s Asian Cup.

A-League chief Damien de Bohun insists the national competition will not close down during next year’s Asian Football Confederation’s Asian Cup.

The AFC tournament takes place in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Newcastle and Canberra from January 9-31 in 2015 but the 2014/15 A-League season will not be too badly affected according to de Bohun.

“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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