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Soccer-Wanderers clash with Western United’s latest A-League postponement

Western Sydney Wanderers’ game against Western United on Saturday is the latest A-League game to be postponed due to an outbreak of COVID-19, Australian professional leagues confirmed on Thursday. Five of the six games scheduled for the next few days have now been postponed and there are doubts over the remaining game between Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United after the New Zealand club said on Thursday that three members of the squad had tested positive .

A-Leagues commissioner Greg O’Rourke told the competition’s official website that reducing the number of regular season games was an option they were considering in order to complete the campaign by the end of May. “At the moment we have the capacity to run more midweek games, and we will work with (Football Australia) to play during the January and March international windows if necessary,” he said.

“The other option we have is that the current 26 team matches could be reduced to 22 if necessary without affecting the integrity of the competition.” The 12 teams in the A-League play each other twice before entering four more rounds where opponents are determined by a lottery.

“As for the end of the men’s season, I’m pretty sure we can finish it by the end of May, using the options above, but we haven’t taken the option to work with the FA around June on the table,” he said.

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