A leagues, positive COVID tests, postponed games, schedule

The A-Leagues have once again been rocked by positive COVID-19 cases and have been forced to postpone the games.

Several Melbourne City FC players tested positive for the virus and their game against the Newcastle Jets scheduled for January 2 was postponed indefinitely.

In the men’s competition, the New Years Day game between Western Sydney Wanderers and Western United was postponed due to ongoing positive COVID-19 cases at United’s soccer department.

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The Wanderers have postponed two games in a row.

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The A-Leagues have now been forced to postpone 10 games this season, but insist the full schedule can be completed within the allotted time frame, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The competitions plan to play during international breaks in January and March to ensure the season is complete.

“The other option we have is that the current 26 games per team could be reduced to 22 if necessary without affecting the integrity of the competition,” Australian Professional Leagues chief Danny Townsend told Keep Up this week.

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