League Information
1. There are 11 teams in the A-League, with the addition of Melbourne Heart this season.
2. There are 2 parts to the A-League season. The 2 parts being; The Regular season and the Finals series.
3. The Regular season starts in early August and ends in mid Fabruary of the following year. The Finals series starts immediately after the Regular season ends.
4. There is no "promotion or relegation" in Australian football like there is in most other leagues around the world.
5. The top 6 teams in the league at the end of the regular season go into a playoff system, identical to the one in the Championship in England.
6. Squad sizes are limited to 23 players, with one "Marquee player" and one "Junior Marquee player" allowed.
7. Each team plays each other 3 times in the regular season which cultivates into each team playing 30 games in that period.
8. A maximum of 4 substitutes can be named on the bench (a goalkeeper must be included as one of them) at any one time and a maximum of 3 can be used in one match.
9. When the regular season has come to an end, the positions are decided in this way, in this order; Points, highest goal difference, highest number of goals scored, best head-to-heads, best head-to-head goal difference.
10. The team that wins the final series playoff final automatically gets a place in the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Champions League.
 The Teams
The 10 teams that currently participate in the Hyundai A-League are:
- Adelaide United
- Brisbane Roar
- Central Coast Mariners
- Gold Coast United
- Melbourne Heart
- Melbourne Victory
- Newcastle Jets
- North Queensland Fury
- Perth Glory
- Sydney FC
- Wellington Phoenix
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