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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 regulations.

Overseas players who did not remain in Australia will be required to observe two weeks of quarantine upon their arrival back in the country.

Conversations continue with Fox Sports as to broadcast arrangements for the remainder of this season and beyond.

An official announcement by FFA is expected in the coming days.

The A-League was the final Australian sporting domino to fall due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the competition postponed on Mar. 24.

FFA chief executive James Johnson announced that decision less than 24 hours after Newcastle Jets had defeated Melbourne City 2-1 at McDonald Jones Stadium.


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