Melbourne’s A-league matches pushed back due to Orthodox Easter celebrations


The starting time for Sunday’s A-League elimination final between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City at AAMI Park has been pushed back by two hours due to a time clash with Orthodox Easter celebrations and “grassroots” football.

Originally scheduled to start at 3pm, the do-or-die derby will now kick off at 5pm instead to accommodate the traditions, as reported by

An APL spokesman stated that the kick-off time was changed because of a “clash with Greek (Orthodox) Easter and grassroots (football)”.

“It’s set to be a huge elimination final and we thank all partners for their co-operation in helping make this change and ensuring we can make this derby as big as possible,” The spokesman said.





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