The A-League finals will commence on June 11, culminating in the final on Saturday, June 26.
Australian Professional Leagues (APL) announced the 2021 Finals Series on Friday, which have been extended due to recent COVID restrictions in Victoria.
The six-team finals series will see the top two – Melbourne City CF and Sydney FC – wait to take on the winners of third v sixth and fourth v fifth.
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Melbourne City will then take on the lowest ranked team from the elimination final on June 18 at AAMI Park, while defending premiers Sydney FC will host the highest ranked team from the elimination final a day later at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.
The entire A-League finals series, including the grand final, will be available to stream free through Kayo Freebies which anyone can access through the Kayo App or via kayosports.com.au/freebies.
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With the top six set in stone and Melbourne City and Sydney FC in outright first and second, Brisbane Road, Central Coast, Macarthur and Adelaide United will battle it out for rankings with one point separating third and sixth.
Ahead of the final weekend, with the postponed fixture between Melbourne City and Newcastle Jets still to be confirmed, Leagues Commissioner Greg O’Rourke said all eyes were on the competition.
“Everyone has played their part in getting to this point – the players, the fans, and all the staff behind the scenes – and nothing would celebrate such a memorable season than a finals series for the ages,” O’Rourke said.
“We have seen so much exciting young, Australian talent on display this year, and it’s been striking how many well-informed judges have found storylines to love all season.
“While it’s been a logistical challenge like no other to get to this point of the season, and we remain as flexible as we need to be in current circumstances, all eyes will be on the football in the last few weeks of this campaign.”
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A-League 2020/21 elimination finals
3rd vs 6th — June 11/12/13, time and venue TBC
4th vs 5th — June 11/12/13, time and venue TBC
A-League 2020/21 semi-finals
Melbourne City vs lowest-ranked EF winner — June 18, AAMI Park, time TBC
Sydney FC v Highest ranked EF winner — June 19, Nestrata Jubilee Stadium, time TBC
A-League Grand Final 2021
Winner Semi Final 1 vWinner Semi Final 2 — June 26, time and venue TBC