Fox Sports commentator Simon Hill previews what is certain to be an interesting turn of A-League fixtures, with Carlos Hernandez sent behind to New Zealand, Kwame Yeboah headed for Germany and a Melbourne derby.
FIRST it was a cream of English football lured Down Under – now a many successful group in Italian story is streamer to Sydney.
Serve A champions Juventus have sealed a understanding to play a A-League All-Stars during ANZ Stadium on Sunday, Aug 10, with a Old Lady pledging to move a full-strength side including stars Gianluigi Buffon, Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente, notwithstanding it being a World Cup year.
The diversion – initial mooted in The Daily Telegraph on Jul 22 – is expected to compare a 83,000 sell-out that greeted Manchester United during a same venue in July, and Channel 7 has already sealed on to repeat a coverage of that game.
The NSW supervision has again bid successfully for a All-Stars game, violence foe from Victoria, and is also strongly sloping to horde Australia’s send-off diversion before a World Cup in May.
“Juventus is one of a world’s many famous football clubs and a revisit by a ‘Old Lady’ to Sydney has been prolonged hoped for by Australian fans,” Premier Barry O’Farrell said.
“Following a outrageous success of a sold-out All-Stars compare opposite Manchester United progressing this year we have worked tough with a FFA to secure Italy’s many renouned bar for Sydney.”
The state supervision claimed some $16 million of advantages to a NSW economy from United’s visit, while Victoria estimated those from Liverpool’s diversion opposite Melbourne Victory shortly after to be around $10 million.
Whether Alessandro Del Piero will be here to play opposite a side he graced – and captained – for scarcely dual decades depends on either Sydney FC confirm to offer him a third deteriorate in a A-League. His stream agreement expires during a finish of this season.
With a World Cup finishing on Jul 12, a date of a All-Stars diversion should concede a players concerned – a bulk of Juventus’s patrol – to be behind on bar avocation in time.
“Juventus has a shortcoming to a millions of fans to benefaction a birthright and a qualities in a best approach possible,” Juventus boss Andrea Agnelli said.
The Italian side has a large fan bottom in Australia, partial of an astonishing tellurian network of support for a bar with a conspicuous story of a record 29 joining titles, 9 Italian cups and various other trophies.
There will be several pointed changes to a All-Star judgment subsequent year since a contracts of all players in a A-League – including a marquees – need them to be available.
Against United a league’s top form marquees – Del Piero, Emile Heskey and Shinji Ono – all missed a diversion by being abroad in a off-season, notwithstanding entrance high adult in a open vote. A identical check will be conducted for a Juventus game.
A new manager will have to be found too, with Ange Postecoglou now a inhabitant conduct manager and expected by afterwards to be focused on a Asian Cup in Australia in Jan 2015.
“This will be a night to remember,” Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop said.
“The acknowledgment of Juventus is another boost to a flourishing general status of a A-League.
“The All-Stars judgment is all about presenting a A-League on a universe theatre and a participation of Juventus FC in Sydney will pledge outrageous domestic and general interest.”