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.