Argentina postpones clash against Socceroos

Football Federation Australia has agreed to the Argentinean Football Association’s request to re-schedule the international match between the Socceroos and the Argentinian national team which had been confirmed for the MCG stadium in Melbourne, Australia, on 6 June. Argentina made the request due to concerns that as a result of other match commitments in Europe (made subsequent to their committing to the match in Australia) they would be unable to bring their top players nor have sufficient preparation for the match on 6 June.

FFA is committed to hosting only a full strength Argentina team in Melbourne and agreed with the Argentinean Football Association President Julio Grondona that "it would be in the best interests of both teams and Australian football supporters to postpone the match to later this year and we expect to confirm the new match date within the next week or so ... [although] at this stage it appears unlikely that we will have another match in Australia in June which means that the World Cup qualifying re-match against Uruguay at Telstra Stadium on 2 June will be the only chance to farewell the team ahead of the Asian Cup,” said FFA CEO Ben Buckley.