01/03/2024

Macarthur FC's Mile Sterjovski and Ivan Vujica at the pre-match press conference ahead of the game against Phnom Penh Crown. Photo Credit: Poletti/The Inner Sanctum

Macarthur FC has been forced to move its crucial AFC Cup fixture against Shan United F.C. on Thursday.

The fixture, originally scheduled to take place at Campbelltown Stadium, has been relocated to the BG Stadium in Bangkok.

The reason for the relocation is that the Australian Federal Government have not granted entry visas to players and officials from the Myanmar side, meaning the game was unable to be played in Australia.

In a media release, Macarthur said it explored a number of possibilities and as such the game will be played as scheduled at BG Stadium in Bangkok.

The A-League Men side also said it would like to offer its sincere gratitude to BG Pathum United FC for its overwhelming hospitality, support and assistance in hosting the game.

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Macarthur defeated Shan United 3-0 on Match Day 1 in Myanmar.

The rescheduling has also impacted Macarthur FC’s next home fixture in the A-League Men against Adelaide United.

That match will now take place on Monday, December 4 at 7pm at Campbelltown Stadium.

Macarthur currently sits at the top of Group F in the AFC Cup, and will need to top to the group to automatically advance to the knockout stages, with select second-placed sides also advancing out of the group stage.

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