Australia Cup 2024 Draw: Mariners await Round of 32 Opponents

Central Coast Mariners will tonight find out their opponents for the 2024 Australia Cup Round of 32.

Mark Jackson will lead the Mariners in the competition for the first time, as the team look to add to their record-breaking trophy haul in 2023/24.

The Mariners will be looking to go one better than the club’s best ever run in the competition, which saw us finish as Runners Up in the 2021 edition.

2024 Australia Cup

Once again, success in the Australia Cup will grants access into Asian competition. The Australia Cup 2024 Winner will be eligible for FA’s slot in the Asian Champions League Two Competition for the 25/26 Season. 

Who could your Mariners face?

758 teams entered the competition in February, from grassroots, amateur and professional football across the country. 30 clubs are confirmed for the Round of 32, with the final two to be decided next month as Newcastle Jets face Western United and Brisbane Roar face Perth, in the Australia Cup Play-Offs in Darwin.

The Mariners will find out their Round of 32 opponents at 7pm on Wednesday, as the 16 fixtures are drawn from a pot.

2024 Australia Cup Draw Principles

  • All Australia Cup Final Rounds matches will be decided via a live draw. 
  • Each Australia Cup Final Round entrant will be placed in the ball pot.
  • In accordance with clause 21.1 (b) of the Regulations for Australia Cup Final Rounds (Final Rounds) matches other than the Australia Cup Final, the Home Club for each Australia Cup Match will be determined as follows:
    • Where Australia Cup matches involve only Member Federation Clubs, the first drawn Club;
    • Where Australia Cup Matches involve a Member Federation Club and an Isuzu UTE A-League Men Club, the Member Federation Club; and
    • Where Australia Cup Matches involve only Isuzu UTE A-League Men Clubs, the first drawn Club.
  • In accordance with clause 22.1 (c) of the Regulations, in all instances, Wellington Phoenix FC will be deemed the Away Club, irrespective of whether it is the first drawn Club.
  • Like 2022 and 2023, the geographical zone format used in the Round of 32 and Round of 16 in 2021, will not be utilised in 2024
  • The draw will be entirely open throughout the Final Rounds.

The Round of 32 Draw will be streamed live on 10 Play, Football Australia YouTube and Australia Cup Facebook

How will the Round of 32 work?

The Australia Cup Round of 32 will be played over three (3) weeks in late July and early August.

Football Australia will place thirty-two (32) balls containing the names of the qualified Clubs into the one (1) pot, in an open draw.

Balls will be drawn out one at a time, revealing sixteen (16) matches, until all balls have been drawn from the pot.

Australia Cup 2024 Round of 32 Live Draw

Date: Wednesday, 19 June 2024
Time: 7:00pm AEST
Where to watch: LIVE on 10 PlayAustralia Cup Facebook & Football Australia YouTube
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