Australia called off plans to play England in a friendly due to the "worsening Covid-19 landscape across Europe". The Football Federation Australia (FFA) had been close to confirming two friendly fixtures in England during the international break in November, with the Three Lions and the United States reported as the proposed opponents.
Football Federation Australia has called off a training camp in Europe and scrapped plans for matches against England and the United States in London next month due to the worsening Covid-19 crisis on the continent. FFA had been close to confirming dates for the November friendlies but said the “ongoing and worsening Covid-19 landscape across Europe” had forced it to reconsider.
Australia abandoned plans Thursday for two friendlies in London next month against England and the United States due to the worsening coronavirus pandemic in Britain. Graham Arnold's Socceroos were in advanced talks to assemble the national team in Europe for a training camp ahead of the two games. No fixtures had been announced but officials told AFP one game would have been against England, replacing New Zealand, who pulled out earlier this month for similar reasons.