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Western Sydney Wanderers latest A-League club to stand down players without pay

FFA CEO James Johnson says border closures forced the A-League to postpone the season.
Steven Ugarkovic scores the winner late as Newcastle win 2-1 over Melbourne City.
Steve Corica believes the league has made the right decision in order to officially conclude the league.

Western Sydney Wanderers have become the latest A-League club to stand down players without pay due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Wanderers squad were notified on Tuesday night that they would not be receiving their monthly salary and were encouraged to take any annual and sick leave that they had accrued.

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Central Coast Mariners stood down as players union seeks FFA help

FFA CEO James Johnson says border closures forced the A-League to postpone the season.

Central Coast have become the second A-League club confirmed to stand down players and staff as the financial pitch of the coronavirus pandemic hits.

Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) announced on Tuesday it had received confirmation from Mariners players that they had received stand down notices.

The Mariners decision comes after Perth Glory owner Tony Sage took similar steps last weekend -- and then predicted all other clubs would follow suit.

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Sydney FC 'working through' contract issues with players - Danny Townsend

FFA CEO James Johnson says border closures forced the A-League to postpone the season.
Steven Ugarkovic scores the winner late as Newcastle win 2-1 over Melbourne City.

One of Sydney FC's greatest assets threatens to become a headache for the A-League champions if the coronavirus pandemic continues to halt Australian sport.

The Sky Blues have locked in almost all of their squad for at least the next 12 months.

Newcastle Jets player tests positive for coronavirus
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That scenario is in stark contrast to the majority of the league with about half of all contracted players facing unemployment amid...

Newcastle Jets player is first Australian professional to test positive for coronavirus

FFA CEO James Johnson says border closures forced the A-League to postpone the season.
Steven Ugarkovic scores the winner late as Newcastle win 2-1 over Melbourne City.
Julien Laurens breaks down which Premier League clubs might not want the current season to be completed.

An A-League soccer player has become the first Australian professional footballer to test positive for the coronavirus.

The unnamed player, who plays for the Newcastle Jets, was tested Friday as a precaution before an international flight. He played in recent A-League matches against Brisbane and Melbourne City.

Jets chief executive Lawrie McKinna said the player is asymptomatic and in good health.

"He was fine, no symptoms whatsoever," McKinna told the Australian Associated Press. "He has...

Players' union threatens Perth Glory owner with legal action

GOLD COAST -- Australia's professional footballers' union is threatening legal action against Perth Glory owner Tony Sage after he stood down the A-League club's players and staff.

Less than a week after Football Federation Australia suspended the 2019-20 A-League season until at least April 22 due to the coronavirus outbreak, Sage has stood down all of the club's players and staff.

The decision prompted an angry response from the PFA, who have promised to initiate legal proceedings if Sage...