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Western Sydney Wanderers latest A-League club to stand down players without pay

FFA CEO James Johnson says border closures forced the A-League to postpone the season.
Steve Corica believes the league has made the right decision in order to officially conclude the league.

Western Sydney Wanderers have become the latest A-League club to stand down players without pay due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Wanderers squad were notified on Tuesday night that they would not be receiving their monthly salary and were encouraged to take any annual and sick leave that they had accrued.

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

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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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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...

Melbourne fail to close gap on leaders Sydney FC with draw against Western Sydney

Craig Noone of Melbourne City (R) celebrates with Jamie Maclaren of Melbourne City
Jamie Maclaren celebrates equaliser with teammate Craig Noone.

Melbourne City have spurned a chance to tighten their grip on second place in the A-League with a 1-1 draw against Western Sydney at AAMI Park.

Western Sydney snatched the lead through Tate Russell's first A-League goal in the 21st minute, while Jamie Maclaren equalised from the penalty spot in the 30th.

The result leaves City 10 points behind leaders Sydney FC -- though they will hold onto second place -- while the Wanderers will be at least two points outside the finals race at the end of the...