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​A-League to end season with behind closed door games

The A-League has banned fans from games for the rest of the season in an attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.

It had been speculated that the league would join the growing list of sports events being cancelled or indefinitely postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

But now James Johnson, chief executive of Football Federation Australia (FFA), has revealed that the remaining six rounds of A-League matches will be rearranged into a reduced season of between three to four weeks, played behind closed doors.

Due to Australia's travel ban, which requires people who have been abroad to self-isolate for 14 days, New Zealand-based club Wellington Phoenix have agreed to stay in Australia so the season can continue.

FFA added that the title-deciding grand final match in the women's W-League competition, scheduled for this weekend, would also be played behind closed doors.

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