Grand Final Focus: The squads are in!


The squads have been submitted, the referee named and the pre-match entertainment confirmed.

The Hyundai A-League 2019 Grand Final is almost here!

Shaun Evans will oversee the showpiece event which will see Glory and Sydney FC go head-to-head with virtually full-strength squads.

And before the action gets underway, Ministry of Sound will thrill what is set to be a bumper crowd at Optus Stadium with their superb show, Orchestrated.

Featuring classic dance hits from the likes of Fatboy Slim, Underworld, Swedish House Mafia and Alesso, Orchestrated is a celebration of the most beloved dancefloor moments of the past 25 years and rearranges, remixes and re-imagines classic tracks with a live symphony orchestra and special guest vocalists.

Ilan Kidron, the lead singer of one of Australia’s most successful dance groups, The Potbelleez, will be one of the guest vocalists for the show and will also sing the Australian National Anthem just before kick-off.

In addition, as part of the pre-match entertainment, FFA will honour a number Hyundai A-League players who have recently announced their retirement from professional football namely Fahid Ben Khalfallah, Adrian Leijer, Robert Cornthwaite, Manny Muscat, Bruce Djite and Luke Wilkshire.

Post-match, former Socceroo and NSL legend, Goran Lozanovski, meanwhile, will present the coveted Joe Marston Medal for the player of the Hyundai A-League Grand Final.

Tickets for what promises to be an unforgettable occasion at Optus Stadium are still available HERE.

Match Details

Hyundai A-League 2019 Grand Final

Perth Glory v Sydney FC

Optus Stadium, Perth

Sunday 19 May 2019

Kick-Off: 4:30pm (Local) (6:30pm AEST)

Referee: Shaun Evans

Assistant Referee 1: Andrew Lindsay

Assistant Referee 2: Paul Cetrangolo

Fourth Official: Chris Beath

Fifth Official: Josh Mannella

VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones

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Perth Glory squad: 1.Tando VELAPHI (gk), 3.Jason DAVIDSON, 4.Shane LOWRY, 5.Ivan FRANJIC, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Joel CHIANESE, 9.Andy KEOGH, 11.Brendon SANTALAB, 13.Matthew SPIRANOVIC, 16.Tomislav MRCELA, 17.Diego CASTRO, 19.Chris IKONOMIDIS, 20.Jake BRIMMER, 22.Fabio FERREIRA, 23.Scott NEVILLE, 27.JUANDE, 33.Liam REDDY (gk), 88.Neil KILKENNY

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 16.Tomislav MRCELA (promoted), 22.Fabio FERREIRA (promoted)

Outs: None

Unavailable: 2.Alex GRANT (illness – 1 week)

Sydney FC squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 2.Aaron CALVER, 4.Alex WILKINSON, 6.Josh BRILLANTE, 7. Michael ZULLO, 8.Paulo RETRE, 9.Adam LE FONDRE, 10.Milos NINKOVIC, 11.Danny DE SILVA, 13.Brandon O’NEILL, 14.Alex BROSQUE, 16. Reza GHOOCHANNEJHAD, 17. Anthony CACERES, 18. Jacob TRATT, 20.Alex CISAK (gk), 22. Siem de JONG, 23. Rhyan GRANT, 25. Joel KING.

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 18. Jacob TRATT (promoted), 25. Joel KING (promoted)

Outs: None

Unavailable: 3.Ben WARLAND (ACL – indefinite), 12. Trent BUHAGIAR (ACL – indefinite), 19. Chris ZUVELA (ACL – indefinite).

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