A-League schedule revealed; Wellington Phoenix to play six games in 24 days

The Wellington Phoenix will play six games in 24 days when the A-League resumes on July 16.

It will be 115 days between drinks for the Australian competition, but football fans are set for an extravaganza with 32 games in 39 days.

As confirmed last month, the high-flying Phoenix will play league leaders Sydney on July 17, but the rest of the schedule wasn't released as the A-League awaited confirmation on border restrictions from the Australian government.

Phoenix general manager David Dome says that while the schedule presents a few challenges, he’s confident the club and players will rise to the challenge.

"As one of the few teams with six matches remaining – and to be asked to play six games in 24 days - it's a tough ask for our players," Dome notes.

"In saying that, the players are up for the challenge and can't wait to get started.

"There's a genuine level of excitement in our camp around what the club can achieve this season."

Following the important clash with Sydney, Ufuk Talay's side will play Perth on July 23, then Adelaide United three days later.

Following that quick turnaround they will have a four-day break before playing the Western Sydney Wanderers on July 31, Brisbane Roar on August 5 and finally the Newcastle Jets on August 9.

The A-league confirmed that all Phoenix games will be held in New South Wales, which is where the squad is currently in quarantine.

The finals series is scheduled to start on August 15 with Grand Final on August 23. 

Currently, the Phoenix are third with 36 points from 20 matches, trailing Melbourne City (40) and Sydney FC (48). The Brisbane Roar are fourth (35) followed by Perth (31), Western United (27)) and Adelaide (27).

The top six sides make the playoffs.

At a glance: 

The Wellington Phoenix draw for revamped A-League (All kick offs NZT)

Friday, July 19 v Sydney FC                                         9:30pm
Thursday, July 23 v Perth Glory                                  9:30pm
Sunday, July 26 v Adelaide United                             5:30pm
Fiday, July 31 v Western Sydney Wanderers          9:30pm
Wednesday, August 5 v Brisbane Roar                   8:00pm
Sunday, August 9 v Newcastle Jets                          9:30pm

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