The A-League is back after a 4-month hiatus. What went on in the interim? How will a condensed season work? Here's what you need to get up to speed.
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The FFA has confirmed that the A-League will resume on Friday after a 4-month hiatus, with three Melbourne teams in quarantine at a hub in Sydney.
The decision that the three Melbourne-based sides would be able to fly comes as concern mounted that the season would not restart on time.
Football Federation Australia's (FFA) head of leagues Greg O'Rourke said on Thursday its top-flight championship will restart on schedule.
FFA Head of Leagues Greg O'Rourke has taken responsibility for failed attempts to get A-League teams out of Victoria state amid a COVID-19 outbreak.
Players have spoken to ESPN after a second attempt to move the A-League's three Melbourne-based sides out of Victoria turned farcical.
FFA will request exemptions to allow Melbourne's three A-League clubs into NSW after failing to get them out of Victoria before the border closed.
The remainder of the A-League season will play out mainly in NSW because of government travel restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Despite having the world at his feet, Melbourne City's Idrus Abdulahi is still faced with challenges that are all too familiar for far too many.
A-League team will return to training this week after players agreed to a pay-cut but a broadcast deal has yet to be finalised.
Details are yet to be confirmed, but the hub model is thought be the preferred option, with Sydney the front-runner to host the remaining fixtures.
Newcastle beat Melbourne City in what is likely to be the final match of Australian professional sport for the foreseeable future.
Melbourne City marksman Jamie Maclaren has scored a hat-trick to inspire a 4-2 away win over Central Coast in the first A-League match with no fans.
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.
Australia's A-League remains one of the few top-tier competitions in the world still in play. Why? Ante Jukic recaps a bizarre weekend of football.
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.
Melbourne Victory's chances of playing finals football this season are effectively over, with a Robbie Kruse-sized hole in attack yet to be filled.
Melbourne City had the goalpost to thank after holding off a frenetic fightback from Perth Glory to post a 3-2 A-League victory at HBF Park.
Melbourne City claimed outright second place on the A-League table with a 1-0 win over Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park.
Melbourne City getting beat at their own game, and Andrew Durante taking some risk. Here's the good, bad and ugly from Round 19 in the A-League.
Wellington's English strikers combined to sweet effect in a 1-0 win over Melbourne which continued the visitors' A-League hoodoo in New Zealand.
Individual moments can define matches, be they brilliant skill or incredible luck, and those moments shaped' City's Melbourne derby win vs. Victory.
Melbourne City claimed A-League derby bragging rights and struck a hammer blow to Melbourne Victory's finals hopes with a 2-1 win at AAMI Park.
A Ben Halloran brace propelled Adelaide United to a valuable 3-1 win against Melbourne City in Saturday night's A-League game.
Melbourne City maintained their hold on second spot in the A-League, grinding out a 0-0 draw with Perth at AAMI Park.
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