Asian Cup returns to the Middle East in 2027, with Saudi Arabia hosting the tournament in January.
Australian Professional Leagues (APL) Independent Chair the Hon Stephen Conroy has penned an open letter to fans on the state of the A-Leagues.
The APL made headlines in recent weeks in the wake of reported widescale redundancies, and the closure of the organisation’s media arm, KEEPUP. Conroy addressed the closure and the A-Leagues’ strategy in his letter.
“There is a lot that has been said about the A-Leagues over the last couple of weeks,”
Conroy wrote in his open letter.
"We will close KEEPUP as a content platform, but will continue to use many of the core elements of the data and digital infrastructure that benefits the league and our clubs.
"The hard work continues, especially in these tough economic conditions but our aim remains the same; create the most exciting competitions possible for our fans – with strong teams producing great young players, male and female, across Australia and New Zealand.
“A number of fans have asked what they can do to help, and the answer is quite simple, continue to support your club by getting out to the games and watching them on Channel 10 and Paramount+.”
Stephen Conroy’s open letter
This morning, Western United announced that the new facility at Tarneit in Melbourne’s outer west is now complete, and the team would move in and begin preparations for the first home matches. The opening match at Tarneit is scheduled to be the A-League Women game against Newcastle on March 17.
Everton’s penalty for breaching Premier League financial rules has been reduced from 10 points to six following an appeal, giving them a major boost in their relegation battle.
An independent appeal board has cut the punishment by four points, lifting Sean Dyche’s men to 15th in the table – five points clear of the relegation zone with 12 games remaining.
Japan also qualified for the Paris Olympics by edging out North Korea 2-1 in the other Asian qualifier in Tokyo tonight, after the two sides had a scoreless draw in the first leg.
Did they need to make up a banner for ten minutes of celebrations? A banner on screen would have been rnough.