Argentina match re-scheduled
Football Federation Australia today announced that it had agreed to the Argentinean Football Association’s request to re-schedule the international match with the Socceroos which had been confirmed for the MCG on 6 June.
Football Federation Australia today announced that it had agreed to the Argentinean Football Association-s request to re-schedule the international match with the Socceroos which had been confirmed for the MCG on 6 June.
Argentina made the request due to concerns that as a result of other match commitments in Europe (made subsequent to their committing to the match in Australia) they would be unable to bring their top players nor have sufficient preparation for the match on June 6. FFA is committed to hosting only a full strength Argentina team in Melbourne.
“We have been in discussions with the Argentinean Football Association President Mr. Julio Grondona and we agreed it would be in the best interests of both teams and Australian football supporters to postpone the match to later this year and we expect to confirm the new match date within the next week or so,” said FFA CEO Mr. Ben Buckley.
“We share our fans disappointment about re-scheduling the match, but we hope that they will accept that a postponement was necessary so that we will see a full strength Argentina.”
“Representatives from the FFA will be meeting with officials from the AFA and their match agents early next week to finalise the revised match date.”
FFA advises fans who have already purchased tickets to retain them as they will be valid for the re-scheduled date. Refunds will also be available for those who are unable to attend and refund arrangements will be announced once the re-scheduled match date is confirmed.
“At this stage it appears unlikely that we will have another match in Australia in June which means that the World Cup qualifying re-match against Uruguay at Telstra Stadium on 2 June will be the only chance to farewell the team ahead of the Asian Cup,” added Mr Buckley.
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