A-league clubs allowed bigger squads and salaries

The Football Federation Australia has announced the size of A-League squads for next season (2007-2008) will increase from 20 to 23 players and the the salary cap that applies to each of the eight clubs has been increased by A$200,000 to A$1.8 million. Under the new proposal, clubs will now be restricted to a maximum of four international players, with three places in the 23-man squad to be occupied by U-20 players. The first round of the third edition of the A-leaguie will kick off on 24 August.