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A-League set for August 1 restart - sources

A-League players will be back in training on July 1, with the remainder of the season to commence on Aug. 1, sources have told ESPN.

Clubs were informed of the plans late on Friday afternoon (AEST), with five rounds of matches plus a finals series remaining to complete the 2019-20 A-League season.

Details are yet to be confirmed, but the hub model is thought to the preferred option, with Sydney the front-runner to host the remaining fixtures. All teams will observe the ongoing health and safety...

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

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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