FFA Cup Play Offs confirmed for November

Football Australia can confirm the FFA Cup 2021 Final Rounds Play Off matches between Western United FC and Newcastle Jets & Perth Glory and Melbourne Victory will be played alongside Round of 32 matches in November. 

With the top eight at the end of the A-League Men season automatically qualifying for the Round of 32, the Play Offs were introduced for the first time in 2021 as a way of determining the final two spots allocated to the competition. 

The Play Offs were originally scheduled for June, but COVID-19 lockdowns and border closures forced the matches between 10th placed Western United FC and 11th placed Newcastle Jets, and Perth Glory and Melbourne Victory, who finished 9th and 12th respectively, to be postponed.  

But with restrictions easing across Victoria and New South Wales, both Play Offs have been locked in starting with Western United FC and Newcastle Jets on Saturday, 13 November at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong, with a kick-off of 7pm AEDT.  

The winner of the match will advance to the Round of 32, where they will face Wellington Phoenix FC for a spot in the Round of 16. Details for that match will be confirmed after November 13, with hosting rights going to Western United FC or Newcastle Jets.  

Meanwhile, Perth Glory will face Melbourne Victory on Wednesday, 24 November in Adelaide, due to the border restrictions between Western Australia and Victoria. The venue for that clash will be Marden Sports Complex, with a kick-off of 7:30pm local (5pm AWST, 8:00pm AEDT).

The winner of Glory and Victory will then face Adelaide City in the Round of 32, with City hosting A-League opposition in what they hope will be a repeat of their 2014 Cupset in the competition (a 1-0 win over Western Sydney Wanderers).

You can watch every second of the FFA Cup live & free via 10 Play. Click below to find out more.  

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FFA Cup 2021 Final Rounds Play Offs Details






Saturday, 13 November

Western United FC

Newcastle Jets

GMHBA Stadium, Geelong

7:00pm AEDT

Wednesday, 24 November

Perth Glory

Melbourne Victory

Marden Sports Complex, Adelaide

7:30pm local (8pm AEDT)