FFA Cup magic just what the doctor ordered after COVID chaos

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It’s been a difficult few months for Australians living in the eastern states with the FFA Cup round of 32 inevitably postponed as a result of COVID-19 outbreaks.

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After the competition was called off completely in 2020, Football Australia have refused to do so again with the magic of the cup desperately needed at a sobering time for many Aussies.

Barring any further delays, the round of 32 will officially kick off on September 14 when Peninsula Power host A-League side Brisbane Roar.

Power are currently top of the table in NPL Queensland and will back themselves to pull off an upset against a Roar team still finding their feet in pre-season.

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These underdogs stories are exactly what makes the FFA Cup so magical with the allure of seeing David slay Goliath something that even non-football fans struggle to resist.

The timing for the FFA Cup to wave its wand couldn’t be any better for Australian football and the country itself.

With New South Wales and Victoria still stuck in lockdowns for another few weeks, the competition looms as ideal respite and a reminder of what normal life can look like once enough people get vaccinated. It will also offer a distraction the best casino games and online casinos newzealand would struggle to match.

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For football itself, the FFA Cup this year offers the round ball a perfect chance to build some momentum heading into a big A-League season.

With a new broadcaster in the form of Network 10 on board, Australian football has a golden chance to reinvigorate itself and there are few better competitions to ensure a bright start than the FFA Cup.

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A unifying force across club and state borders with a history of delivering epic matches, the magic of the cup is just what the doctor ordered.

It might not cure COVID, but it is a step in the right direction for the game and nation after a challenging 18 months.

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