Referees in Australia's A-League will wear microphones for the end-of-season Finals Series. Television viewers will be able to hear referees in five matches, starting on Friday as Melbourne Victory host Sydney FC, and in the Grand Final.

The audio will not be available live but will be used in programmes by the broadcasting company, Fox Sports.

Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop said: "We believe the extra microphone is a significant step forward and gives fans a greater insight into what's happening on the pitch."

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