Edgeworth Eagles will feature in the opening match of the Westfield FFA Cup 2017 Round of 32 on Wednesday 26th July as they take on South Melbourne FC, with the game to be broadcast live on FOX Sports.
Broadmeadow Magic will meet Moreton Bay United the following week, with their Wednesday 2nd August fixture to be live streamed.
Edgeworth will look to get their FFA Cup campaign off to a winning start when they take on Victorian heavyweights South Melbourne to kick off what will be an exciting Round of 32 draw featuring the best Member Federation clubs from across the country, as well as Hyundai A-League clubs.
Two enthralling Member Federation v Hyundai A-League club matchups, on back-to-back nights, both of which will be broadcast LIVE on FOX SPORTS, headline the schedule for the 16 fixtures of this year’s Westfield FFA Cup Round of 32.
Victorian club Heidelberg United will welcome Perth Glory to Olympic Village on Tuesday 1 August before current PlayStation 4 NPL NSW league leaders Blacktown City host the Central Coast Mariners the following night at Lily’s Football Centre.
The last time a Westfield FFA Cup Final Round match was held at Olympic Village a crowd of 11,372 packed in to watch Heidelberg United, who had Greece international Kostas Katsouranis in their line-up, take on Melbourne City FC back in 2015.
The Central Coast Mariners will be looking to avoid a repeat of their shock Round of 32 loss to Green Gully last year, while for Blacktown City it is another opportunity to try and topple a Hyundai A-League opponent after coming up short against Sydney FC in last year’s Quarter Finals.
South Melbourne’s Cup tie against Northern NSW outfit Edgeworth Eagles at Lakeside Stadium will be the FOX SPORTS broadcast match on the traditional all-Member Federation opening night.
The other three matches scheduled to kick start the Round of 32 on Wednesday 26 July will see Round of 32 debutantes Hills United and Bankstown Berries host Hakoah Sydney City East and South Australia’s MetroStars respectively, with last season’s semi finalists Canberra Olympic heading west to face the Jamie Harnwell coached Sorrento at Percy Doyle Reserve.
Night two features the David and Goliath contest between Brisbane Premier League side Peninsula Power and reigning Westfield FFA Cup winners Melbourne City FC at Dolphin Stadium, Tasmania’s entrant Olympia Warriors FC host APIA Leichhardt Tigers, while for the second year in a row Western Sydney Wanderers FC will meet Wellington Phoenix at Campbelltown Stadium.
Queensland’s Wolter Park and Mallawa Sporting Complex will both host matches on night three (2 August) as the home venues of Moreton Bay United and Gold Coast City, while Sydney FC will head to the Top End to face Northern Territory entrant Darwin Rovers FC at Darwin Football Stadium.
Rounding off the Round of 32 on Wednesday 9 August is an all-Victorian PS4 NPL blockbuster between former Westfield FFA Cup semi finalists Hume City and Bentleigh Greens at ABD Stadium, with Sydney United 58 FC and FNQ Heat to do battle in the Westfield FFA Cup Final Rounds for the second time at Sydney United Sports Centre.
The final two matches are all Hyundai A-League affairs as Brisbane Roar FC host 2015 Westfield FFA Cup winners Melbourne Victory in the boutique surroundings of Perry Park, and inaugural Cup holders Adelaide United take on the Newcastle Jets at Marden Sports Complex.
As well as broadcasting one match LIVE and exclusive in full on each match night, FOX SPORTS will also LIVE stream and provide updates and crosses of all other matches. Broadcast and LIVE streaming details will be released closer to the opening match night.
Ticketing information for each of the Westfield FFA Cup 2017 Round of 32 matches will be released in due course by each home club. Please visit www.theffacup.com.au for further details.