With a year left until the 2019 A-league finals, the first-ever A-leagues finals are fast approaching, and they’re set to feature a number of big names.
The first of the finals has been announced, with five marquee names expected to attend, with former Melbourne Victory boss Robbie Kruse and former Melbourne Heart boss Andrew Strikers to headline the first leg of the second-round clash.
A-League matches will be broadcast live on Fox Sports, with the match between Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne Victory set to be the first televised A-Laws fixture in history.
It’s set to attract a lot of eyeballs as the finals come to a close, with a host of the A-A winners having taken the field.
The finals will be the last for Wanderers, as they are currently ranked 10th in the AAS.
Western Sydney Wanderer coach Jason Miller said he was confident the Wanderers would win the series.
“We’re pretty sure we’ll be a team that goes to the finals,” Miller said.
“That’s just the nature of the game and we’re pretty confident we’ll do that.”
The league will get bigger, it will get stronger and the A League will get better and better.
“You never know what will happen in the future.
But at the moment we’re very happy with where we are and what we have in front of us.”
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article The A-LEAGUE finals have been in the works for several years, with Melbourne Victory’s finals run in the 2013/14 season the first time the series has been held.
The final game will be a showdown between Victory and Melbourne Heart in 2019.
The two clubs will clash in the opening leg of their A-Sides clash on June 23, with Victory in the lead, with Heart on the back foot.
The outcome of the match will be determined by a one-goal difference, with both sides having their opponents score a goal to move on to the next round.
In the previous round, the Wanderer were swept away by a 3-0 win over the Heart.
In 2016, the two sides met once more in the finals, with Hearts winning 4-3 on aggregate to move onto the next phase of the league.
The 2016 A-Leagues grand final saw a number a players leave the game, including a number named Robbie Krusey, while a number were named in the Socceroos squad for the 2019 FIFA World Cup.
Former Victory defender Andrew Stroumsa was named in FIFA’s squad, while former Heart midfielder John van den Berg was also named.
The 2019 ALeague finals will see Victory host Melbourne Heart, with an additional round of fixtures expected in the coming weeks.