FFA statement regarding Ali Abbas formal complaint

FFA has today received advice from Sydney FC that a formal complaint from Ali Abbas will be lodged in relation to an alleged incident during the Sydney derby.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has today received advice from Sydney FC that a formal complaint from Ali Abbas will be lodged in relation to an alleged incident during the Hyundai A-League Round 22 match between Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers last night.

Such complaints are dealt with under FFA's National Member Protection Policy. Upon receipt of the formal complaint, FFA will instigate an investigation of the incident. The resolution process may include mediation or referral to a Disciplinary Tribunal.

Under the National Member Protection Policy, the process is conducted confidentially and therefore FFA will make no comment about the allegation or the investigation.

The National Member Protection Policy can be viewed here: http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/site/_content/document/00001710-source.pdf