The NPL v A-League clashes in the FFA Cup Round of 32

The new FFA Cup Round of 32 format has changed things up in 2021, and one of the results of that was a record number of Member Federation v A-League matches being drawn!

Out of the 16 matches in the Round of 32, eight of those will see a National Premier Leagues club host an A-League club. 

The change comes after a move to a Zone format for the 2021 Round of 32, removing fixed A-League v A-League or Member Federation v Member Federation ties. 

This has created more unpredictability within the draw, and from the Round of 16, the draw will be completely open nation-wide. 

It opens up the opportunity for potentially less A-League clubs in the Final Rounds, giving Member Federation sides a huge opportunity to reach the Final, and even win the competition for the first time. 

And at the end of it all is a coveted spot in the AFC Champions League for the Winners*, opening up the community clubs in Australia to the global aspect of our sport.
*subject to the winning club meeting AFC Club Licensing Regulations)

See below for all of the NPL v A-League match-ups in the Round of 32.