Sydney FC face Mariners in Australia Cup Round of 32

In a repeat of last year’s Round of 32 clash, Sydney FC will host the Central Coast Mariners in the Australia Cup.

With the Sky Blues owning ball number five in the draw, they were pulled out for the six match and met the Central Coast Mariners.

Both sides met in the Round of 32 last year and the contest was decided via penalties after the game finished 3-3 after the 90 minutes. Goals to Adam Le Fondre, Anthony Caceres and Max Burgess put Sydney into a 3-1 lead however were pegged back late on and needed 12 yards to get the job done.

This time around, the Sky Blues will be hoping to finish the match in the 90 minutes but they know that will be a tough ask with the Mariners winning the Isuzu UTE A-League Championship.

Fixture details for this clash will be confirmed in due course.

The Australia Cup 2023 Final Rounds matches will be scheduled across the dates shown in the table below, with fixtures subject to match pairings, respective NPL fixtures and ground availability.

Round of 32*Round of 16*Quarter Finals**Semi-Finals**Final
16 matches, 2 weeks8 matches, 2 weeks4 matches, 1 week2 matches, 1 week1 match
Fri 4 AugustSat 26 AugustWed 13 SeptemberSat 23 SeptemberSat 7 October
Wed 9 AugustSun 27 AugustSat 16 SeptemberSun 24 September 
Thurs 10 AugustTues 29 AugustSun 17 SeptemberWed 27 September 
Sun 13 AugustWed 30 August   
Mon 14 August    

*Dates are subject to change based upon NPL fixtures and ground availability

**Exact Quarter Finals and Semi-Final match days to be confirmed

All Australia Cup 2023 Final Rounds matches will be streamed LIVE and FREE on 10 Play, with thanks to the Football Australia’s Broadcast Partner, Paramount ANZ.