Details confirmed for rescheduled match in Wellington


The postponed Hyundai A-League Round 7 match between Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Victory will be played on Tuesday, January 17 at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, Football Federation Australia announced on Wednesday.

The match, which was originally scheduled for November 19, was postponed following damage caused to Westpac Stadium by an earthquake in New Zealand.

Head of Hyundai A-League Greg O’Rourke said FFA was keen to play the rescheduled match as soon as possible, with January 17 the earliest available date due to planned resurfacing being done at Westpac Stadium.

“Our aim is to play the match as soon as we can in order to restore the balance of the fixtures amongst all of the clubs on the ladder,” said O’Rourke.

“Having taken into account a number of factors and after discussion with both clubs and the broadcasters, this is the first available midweek date available as Westpac Stadium will be undergoing planned turf maintenance throughout December.”

The match will be broadcast live on Fox Sports, with kick-off at 5.45pm AEDT (7.45pm local).