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Newcastle Jets player is first Australian professional to test positive for coronavirus

FFA CEO James Johnson says border closures forced the A-League to postpone the season.
Julien Laurens breaks down which Premier League clubs might not want the current season to be completed.

An A-League soccer player has become the first Australian professional footballer to test positive for the coronavirus.

The unnamed player, who plays for the Newcastle Jets, was tested Friday as a precaution before an international flight. He played in recent A-League matches against Brisbane and Melbourne City.

Jets chief executive Lawrie McKinna said the player is asymptomatic and in good health.

"He was fine, no symptoms whatsoever," McKinna told the Australian Associated Press. "He has...

A-League to play out remaining games in Sydney and Melbourne

Incredible last-ditch defending from Melbourne City holds the Wanderers to a 1-1 draw. Watch A-League on ESPN+.

A condensed A-League season looks set to play out almost entirely in Sydney and Melbourne under a revamped schedule that is close to finalisation.

Wellington Phoenix general manager David Dome gave an insight into the overhauled nature of the league caused by the need to isolate teams and reduce travel because of the coronavirus.

Dome revealed Australia's two biggest cities will be hubs for the remainder of the regular season, which will be completed by mid-April at empty stadiums.

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A-League soldiers on in the face of coronavirus, but at what cost?

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The health and safety of staff and officials

Much like when bushfires ravaged parts of Victoria and New South Wales earlier this season, this weekend provided a reminder as to the real-life importance of football and sport.

With the threat of COVID-19, the safety of people working in and around the A-League must take primary importance. Similarly to the Australian economy itself, however, the competition's...