Did Mark Bridge win his battle for fitness? And what about Roar’s injured stars? Who’s in and who’s out for Sunday’s Hyundai A-League Grand Final is right here.
Did Wanderers- Mark Bridge win his battle for fitness? And what about Brisbane Roar-s injured stars? Who-s in and who-s out for Sunday-s Hyundai A-League Grand Final is right here.
Brisbane Roar have named an unchanged squad for the Hyundai A-League 2014 Grand Final, presented by FOXTEL, with Head Coach Mike Mulvey giving Dimitri Petratos until the last minute to prove his fitness after Petratos picked up an ankle injury in their Hyundai A-League 2014 Semi Final against Melbourne Victory last week.
Western Sydney Wanderers have made just the one change with Mark Bridge omitted due to an ankle injury with Jason Trifiro coming into the squad.
The Hyundai A-League 2013/14 Referee of the Year, Peter Green, will officiate the match and he will be assisted by David Walsh and Nathan MacDonald with Kris Griffiths-Jones as the fourth official.
With a capacity crowd of over 50,000 expected for the Hyundai A-League 2014 Grand Final, Football Federation Australia encourages all fans to get to the venue early to soak in the atmosphere and witness the pre-match entertainment which will include a feature performance by US singer-songwriter Jason Derulo.
Ticketed fans will also be able to travel free to the Hyundai A-League 2014 Grand Final. Simply present your game day ticket to receive free travel to and from Suncorp Stadium on Brisbane Transport bus and Queensland Rail services. This free travel offer applies from midday to the last scheduled service on game day.
Fox Sports will begin their Hyundai A-League 2014 Grand Final broadcast on Fox Sports 2HD & 2 from 3pm (AEST) which will incorporate coverage of the pre-match entertainment. SBS TV will broadcast the match on a one-hour delay on SBS2 and SBS HD.
For those that are unable to get to the game or watch on TV, ABC Radio and SBS Radio will be broadcasting the match live as well (see broadcast details below).
Hyundai A-League 2014 Grand Final - Ins and Outs
Sunday, 4 May 2014 Hyundai A-League 2014 Grand Final Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney Wanderers Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Kick-off: 4.00pm local (AEST) Gates Open: 2:00pm
Referee: Peter Green Assistant Referee 1: David Walsh Assistant Referee 2: Nathan MacDonald Fourth Official: Kris Griffiths-Jones Fifth Official: Anton Shchetinin
TV broadcast: 3.00pm (AEST) Live coverage on FOX Sports 2 HD & 2. Delayed coverage on SBS 2 & SBSHD from 4:30pm (AEST).Live Coverage on Sky Sport 4 (New Zealand).
Radio Broadcast: 612 ABC Brisbane, Local Radio QLD, 702 ABC Sydney, Local Radio NSW, 666 ABC Canberra, Grandstand Digital Brisbane, Sydney and Canberra & online/Phone app. (please note ABC Local Radio NSW and ACT will join coverage midway through first half.) SBS Radio.
Brisbane Roar squad: 1.Michael THEO, 2.Matthew SMITH (c), 3.Shane STEFANUTTO, 5.Ivan FRANJIC, 7.Besart BERISHA, 8.Steven LUSTICA, 10.HENRIQUE, 11.Liam MILLER, 13.Jade NORTH, 14.Diogo FERRIERA, 15.James DONACHIE, 16.Jean Carlos SOLORZANO, 17.Matt McKAY, 18.Luke BRATTAN, 19.Jack HINGERT, 20.Matthew ACTON (gk), 22.Thomas BROICH, 23.Dimitri PETRATOS **Two to be omitted**
Ins: 14.Diogo FERREIRA (promoted), 19.Jack HINGERT (promoted)
Unavailable: 25.George LAMBADARDIS (knee - season)
Western Sydney Wanderers squad: 1.Ante COVIC (GK), 2.Shannon COLE, 3.Adam D-APUZZO, 4.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 6.Jerome POLENZ, 7.Labinot HALITI, 8.Mateo POLJAK, 9.Tomi JURIC, 10.Aaron MOOY, 11.Brendon SANTALAB, 13.Matthew SPIRANOVIC, 14.Kwabena APPIAH, 17.Youssouf HERSI, 18.Iacopo LA ROCCA, 20.Jerrad TYSON (GK), 21.Shinji ONO, 22.Dean HEFFERNAN 23.Jason Trifiro **Two to be omitted**
Ins: 14.Kwabena APPIAH (promoted), 22.Dean HEFFERNAN (promoted) 23.Jason Trifiro (promoted)
Outs: 19.Mark Bridge (ankle)
Unavailable: 12.Tahj MINNIECON (hip - indefinite), 34.Golgol MEBRAHTU (knee - indefinite)