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#FootballForFires bushfire relief match postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

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Football's bushfire appeal match has been rescheduled and relocated amid the coronavirus pandemic, with organisers confident a number of their big-name players will still travel to Australia for the game.

The #FootballForFires game was originally scheduled for May 23 at ANZ Stadium but has been moved to Oct. 3 at Bankwest Stadium, with this year's planned renovation of ANZ Stadium forcing a change of venue.

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Australia must make decision now over Ante Milicic's Matildas future - Kate McShea

FFA CEO James Johnson says border closures forced the A-League to postpone the season.
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Former Matildas star Kate McShea wants Ante Milicic's future as Australia's coach decided now to avoid another disrupted build-up to a major tournament for the team.

Milicic was set to take the Matildas to Tokyo this year before becoming the inaugural coach of A-League expansion club Macarthur FC for the 2020-21 season.

The decision to delay the Olympics by 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic has thrown Milicic's future at the helm of the national team into doubt.

It's unclear whether Milicic...

Football Federation Australia lays off 70 percent of staff due to coronavirus

FFA CEO James Johnson says border closures forced the A-League to postpone the season.

Australia's soccer federation has laid off 70 percent of its staff as it battles to remain solvent during a national shutdown to contain the coronavirus.

"This has been an extremely difficult decision to make, but necessary to stabilise the organisation so that it can continue to service the game, albeit in a vastly different landscape," Football Federation Australia chief executive James Johnson said in a statement on Friday.

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Football Federation Australia's last opportunity to reset and fulfill soccer's true potential

FFA CEO James Johnson says border closures forced the A-League to postpone the season.

When Football Federation Australia CEO James Johnson said on Tuesday that "mission difficult, had become mission impossible," he was talking about the desire to complete the 2019-20 A-League season. But he could have just as easily have been summarising the game's attempts to stay afloat in its current model.

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W-League Season Wrap: Melbourne City go unbeaten, future Matildas step up

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Do you remember when the W-League kicked off in November? It seems so long ago now that it almost seems hypothetical. What did we care about then? The delayed release of the season schedule? The late player signings? Was it the invisible marketing campaign? The sporadic stadiums and the bizarre kickoff times? Maybe it was all of them...