FFA issues statement regarding Glory’s ACL fixture against Shanghai Shenhua


Please see below for the latest news from FFA regarding Glory’s opening AFC Champions League Group F game against Shanghai Shenhua which is scheduled to take place at Perth Rectangular Stadium on Tuesday 11 February 2020…

Following yesterday’s announcement by the Australian Federal Government in relation to travel restrictions for foreign nationals entering Australia from Mainland China (click HERE for more details), Football Federation Australia (FFA) officially advised the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) of the situation and in particular how this announcement directly impacts Match Day 1 (MD 1) of the AFC Champions League 2020 and it will now not be possible to play MD 1 in Australia as originally scheduled.

The AFC Champions League 2020 MD 1 fixtures impacted are the Perth Glory v Shanghai Shenhua (Tuesday 11 February) and Sydney FC v Shanghai SIPG (Wednesday 12 February).  

As a result, the AFC has called an urgent meeting on Tuesday 4 February at AFC house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to discuss the situation with all relevant stakeholders.

FFA Head of Leagues, Greg O’Rourke, will attend this meeting on behalf of FFA and the Australian clubs participating in the AFC Champions League 2020.

Further information will be relayed via all the club’s media platforms as soon as it becomes available and we’d like to thank our members and fans for their patience and understanding at this time.