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FFA Cup 2021: Round of 32 Explained

Find out how the round of 32 will run differently for the 2021 FFA Cup

The FFA Cup returns in 2021 for the 7th running, with a new draw format. The round of 32 will be split into four geographically based zones, from which clubs will be drawn against each other.

The 4 zones are as follows:

Zone 1: East - NSW & ACT (12 Teams)

  • APIA Leichhardt (NSW)
  • Blacktown City FC (NSW)
  • Broadmeadow Magic FC (NNSW)
  • Central Coast Mariners
  • Macarthur FC
  • Mt Druitt Rangers (NSW)
  • Newcastle Olympic (NNSW)
  • Sydney FC
  • Sydney Olympic (NSW)
  • Tigers FC (ACT)
  • Western Sydney Wanderers
  • Wollongong Wolves (NSW)

Zone 2: North - QLD & NT (6 Teams)

  • Brisbane Roar
  • Casuarina FC (NT)
  • Edge Hill United (QLD)
  • Gold Coast Knights (QLD)
  • Lions FC (QLD)
  • Peninsula Power (QLD)

Zone 3: South - VIC & TAS, and NZ + Play-off winner (8 Teams)

  • Davenport City Strikers
  • Melbourne City F
  • Wellington Phoenix
  • Western United vs Newcastle Jets (Play-off winner)
  • Avondale FC (VIC)
  • Port Melbourne Sharks SC (VIC)
  • Hume City FC
  • South Melbourne (VIC)

Zone 4: West - SA & WA + Play-off winner (6 Teams)

  • Adelaide City (SA)
  • Adelaide Olympic (SA)
  • Adelaide United
  • ECU Joondalup (WA)
  • Floreat Athena (WA)
  • Perth Glory vs Melbourne Victory (Play-off winner)

From the round of 16 the draw will be completely open, and for the first time, winners will have a path to the AFC Asian Champions League.

-Football Australia