A-League All Stars Game

The A-League All Star Game was an annual soccer match contested by the A-League All Stars team against an invitee club. The All Stars team was made up of selected A-League players. The game is played during the footballing off-season, the first of which was held on 20 July 2013. The All Star Game has not been held since 2014.

A-League All Stars Game
Founded2013
Abolished2015
RegionAustralia (AFC)
Number of teams2
Television broadcastersSeven Network
Websitealeagueallstars

BackgroundEdit

On 13 November 2012, it was confirmed that Manchester United would come to Australia and play an all-star team consisting of A-League players.[1] The inaugural A-League All Stars Game took place on 20 July 2013, against Manchester United. The A-League team was picked by an online vote by fans and by the appointed manager. On 20 December 2013, it was confirmed that Juventus would compete against the all-star team for the 2014 game, again hosted in Sydney.[2] There has been no All Stars match since. [3]

GamesEdit

20 July 2013 2013A-League All Stars  1–5  Manchester UnitedSydney
19:30 AEST Berisha   51' Report Lingard   10'54'
Welbeck   33'70'
Van Persie   86'
Stadium: ANZ Stadium
Attendance: 83,127
Referee: Masaaki Toma (Japan)
10 August 2014 2014A-League All Stars  2–3  JuventusSydney
19:30 AEST Carrusca   9'
Jurić   76'
Report Llorente   58'
Pogba   87'
Pepe   90+3'
Stadium: ANZ Stadium
Attendance: 55,364
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

Both matches were televised in Australia by Seven Network.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stage set for Manchester United to play A-League all-stars". The Australian. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Italian giants Juventus coming to Sydney". Football Federation Australia. Archived from the original on 21 December 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  3. ^ Dominic Bossi (24 April 2015). "English Premier League giants Chelsea to play friendly game against Sydney FC in June". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 22 May 2015.

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