Wanderers to face Floreat Athena in the Australia Cup Round of 32

The much-anticipated fixtures for the Australia Cup 2023 Round of 32 have been confirmed, following a live draw on 10 Play on Wednesday night.

The draw – undertaken by three-time Australia Cup winner, Michael Jakobsen – has delivered several interesting match ups to open the final rounds, including six fixtures in which National Premier League (NPL) sides host Isuzu UTE A-League Men opposition.

Two matches will be played in northern NSW during the Round of 32, with Australia Cup mainstays, Edgeworth Eagles FC hosting Isuzu UTE A-League Men outfit, Western United FC, while Broadmeadow Magic FC will take on last year’s finalists, Sydney 58 United FC.

Headlining the Victorian contingent of the competition will be Oakleigh Cannons FC, who will take on last season’s Isuzu UTE A-League Men grand finalists, Melbourne City FC in a mouth-watering local clash.

Goulburn Valley Suns FC – plying their trade in Victoria’s NPL3 – host current NPL NSW ladder leaders, APIA Leichhardt FC in Shepparton, with Victorian NPL2 side, Northcote City SC set to face three-time Australia Cup Champions, Adelaide United FC.

Peninsula Power FC – making their fourth Australia Cup appearance – will welcome the Wellington Phoenix FC to Redcliffe, with their NPL Queensland counterparts, Moreton Bay United FC hosting three-time quarter finalists, Heidelberg United FC.

The Western Sydney Wanderers will make the trip west to meet Australia Cup debutants Floreat Athena FC, while Sydney’s Inter Lions SC will head north to Darwin to take on Hellenic Athletic Club.

With the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 running throughout July and August, the Australia Cup 2023 Round of 32 games have been scheduled on the tournament’s rest days, giving football fans and those new to the game an opportunity to attend a match of the nation’s largest knockout competition.

The Australia Cup 2023 Round of 32 will be played over two (2) weeks in August with match details to be confirmed.

It’s anticipated that venues, dates and timings for the Round of 32 will be made available by Wednesday 5 July, as Football Australia works with participating clubs and Member Federations to navigate ground availability throughout the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

Australia Cup 2023 Round of 32 Fixtures (listed as they were officially drawn):

Peninsula Power FC (Football QLD) v Wellington Phoenix FC

Edgeworth Eagles FC (Northern NSW Football) v Western United FC

Broadmeadow Magic FC (Northern NSW Football) v Sydney United 58 FC (Football NSW)

Melbourne Victory FC/Newcastle Jets FC v Brisbane Roar FC

Oakleigh Cannons FC (Football Victoria) v Melbourne City FC

Sydney FC v Central Coast Mariners FC

Melbourne Knights FC (Football Victoria) v Lions FC (Football Queensland)

Hellenic Athletic Club (Football Northern Territory) v Inter Lions FC (Football NSW)

Goulburn Valley Suns FC (Football Victoria) v APIA Leichhardt FC (Football NSW)

Moreton Bay United FC (Football Queensland) v Heidelberg United FC (Football Victoria)

MetroStars (Football SA) v Inglewood United FC (Football West)

Northcote City SC (Football Victoria) v Adelaide United FC

Campbelltown City FC (Football SA) v Perth Glory FC/Macarthur FC

Mt Druitt Rangers SC (Football NSW) v Canberra Croatia FC (Capital Football)

Floreat Athena FC (Football West) v Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Gold Coast Knights FC (Football QLD) v Devonport City Strikers FC (Football TAS)