Serie A Club Juventus To Participate In A-League All-Star Game
Football Federation Australia "has confirmed the A-League All Stars match will return next year," and Italian Serie A side Juventus "are red-hot favourites to be brought to Australia for the showpiece event," according to Dominic Bossi of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Sydney or Melbourne will likely host the game "with a venue yet to be determined but it is believed ANZ Stadium is the front-runner for the marquee event." The FFA "was delighted with the success of the concept's debut last July," featuring ManU, and "confirmed the event would return next winter with opponents of a similar calibre." The governing body "would not comment on the potential opponents, but it is understood the Serie A champions are all but locked in to make the trip." The initial schedule "is set for a date in mid-August next year in order to allow for Juventus to bring a full-strength squad to Australia" (SMH, 10/30).