The Western Sydney Wanderers have drawn the Hellenic Athletic Club of Darwin in the FFA Cup Round of 32.
Markus Babbel's managerial career at the Western Sydney Wanderers will kick off in the far north of Australia, as the Western Sydney Wanderers will head to the Darwin Football Stadium at the Marrara Sporting Precinct. Hellenic Athletic Club convincingly won the NorZone Darwin Premier League title only to be beaten after Extra Time in the Grand Final by Darwin Olympic. Their FFA Cup run saw them defeat Darwin Olympic 4-0, University Azzuri 2-0, Palmerston Rovers 5-0 and a demolition of Verdi FC by 9 goals to 0. Their key attacking weapon is Sulav Maskey who was born in Nepal and has played in their national youth teams.
The matches will be held over 4 match nights over a month from late July to August. With the FFA's draw tailored to ensure specific combinations of teams the fixtures for A-League team games are Adelaide United vs Central Coast, Perth Glory vs Melbourne Victory, Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne City.
For the NPL vs NPL Fixtures, the draw is Northcote City vs Devonport, Port Melbourne vs Apia Leichardt, Lions FC vs Olympic FC, Heidelberg United vs Charlestown City Blues, Gwelup Croatia vs Adelaide Comets, Canberra FC vs Broadmeadow Magic, Cairns FC vs Armadale WA, Bonnyrigg White Eagles vs Hakoah East Sydney, Avondale FC vs Marconi.
The NPL vs A-League clashes are Hellenic Athletic Darwin vs Western Sydney Wanderers, Gold Coast Knights vs Newcastle, Bentleigh Greens vs Wellington Phoenix and Rockdale vs Sydney FC.
Edited by mack