FFA Cup to introduce Hyundai A-League play-off process from 2020

Football Federation Australia (FFA) today confirmed that the clubs that finish 10th and 11th in the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Regular Season will compete in a play-off to reach the FFA Cup 2020 Round of 32.

The play-off will be held in the days prior to commencement of the first matchday of the FFA Cup 2020 Final Rounds, and will add an intriguing element to the competition next year with one Hyundai A-League side missing out on participating in the competition proper for the first time.

Additionally, with the Hyundai A-League expanding to 12 clubs in 2020/21 with the introduction of Macarthur FC, the FFA Cup play-off format will be expanded in 2021 to include two play-off fixtures involving four Hyundai A-League clubs (9th v 12th, 10th v 11th).

This process will ensure that the Hyundai A-League continues to receive 10 entrants in the FFA Cup Round of 32, with 22 clubs representing Australia’s nine Member Federations.

Like in previous seasons of the FFA Cup, all Hyundai A-League clubs will play their Round of 32 matches on matchdays two or three, which will avoid a rapid turnaround between the play-off fixtures and the Round of 32.

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Moreover, FFA has confirmed the slot allocations for Member Federations for next year’s competition.

Football South Australia (FSA) has received an additional entrant into the Round of 32.

FFA Chief Operating Officer Mark Falvo said: “Football South Australia has witnessed strong growth in the number of its clubs registering to participate in this truly national competition which unites the grassroots and professional levels of the game. As such, an additional team from South Australia will compete in the FFA Cup Round of 32 in 2020.”

“This year saw a record 726 clubs from around the country competing in the Preliminary Rounds. Our aim is to grow that number in 2020 as players, clubs, officials, volunteers, and supporters around Australia dream of their team going on a magic FFA Cup run.”

Clubs are encouraged to contact their respective Member Federations for information pertaining to registration into the FFA Cup 2020 Preliminary Rounds.

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FFA Cup 2020 Slot Allocations

 

Number of allocated slots in Round of 32

Preliminary Round Club Registration Form

Capital Football

1

Please contact Member Federation

Football New South Wales

4

Please contact Member Federation

Northern New South Wales Football

2

Registration Information Here

Football Federation Northern Territory

1

Please contact Member Federation

Football Queensland

4

Registration Information Here

Football South Australia

2

Please contact Member Federation

Football Tasmania

1

Please contact Member Federation

Football Victoria

4

Registration Information Here

Football West

2

Please contact Member Federation

Hyundai A-League Clubs

10

 

NPL 2019 Champion

1 (Wollongong Wolves FC)