HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE GRAND FINAL FEAST THIS SUNDAY AS ROAR BATTLE GLORY LIVE AND ONLY ON FOX SPORTS
FOX SPORTS will return to the scene of the epic 2011 decider this Sunday as Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory battle it out for an historic Hyundai A-League title with an unprecedented five hours of Grand Final coverage.
One year on from one of the greatest Grand Finals in Australia’s sporting history, and the stage is set for another gripping finale when defending champions Brisbane Roar attempt to capture back-to-back Hyundai A-League titles in front of 50,000 fans at Suncorp Stadium.
Standing in their way will be Perth Glory, who on the back of their sublime striker Shane Smeltz caused a stunning upset to oust Premiers Central Coast Mariners on penalties to advance to their first Grand Final appearance in the A-League era.
FOX SPORTS’ coverage of Grand Final day warms up with a 30-minute special showcasing the greatest goals from seven seasons of the Hyundai A-League at 1.30pm AEST on FOX SPORTS 2HD & FOX SPORTS 2.
From there, coverage continues with a recap of last year’s stunning come-from-behind victory by Brisbane Roar to capture an emotional maiden Hyundai A-League crown.
Then, at 2.30pm AEST, the official countdown begins as FOX SPORTS heads LIVE to Suncorp Stadium where host Adam Peacock, Mark Bosnich, Robbie Slater and Mark Rudan will deliver a comprehensive 90-minute preview of the year’s biggest clash.
The panel, featuring former Socceroos and English Premier League champions Bosnich and Slater, plus inaugural Hyundai A-League champion and former Sydney FC skipper Rudan, will break down where the decider will be won and lost, as well as revealing the top 10 goals of the season and the FOX SPORTS Hyundai A-League Player Of The Year.
Then, from 4.00pm AEST, Australia’s number one football commentator Simon Hill takes the reins alongside chief A-League analyst Andy Harper and Melanie McLaughlin for LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage of the 2012 Hyundai A-League Grand Final between Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory. Following the match, fans will be able to join the celebrations with the winning team as FOX SPORTS continues its LIVE coverage throughout the official presentation.
Foxsports.com.au will cover the big clash with exclusive content throughout the week including a comprehensive preview featuring form, stats and analysis from Mel McLaughlin, plus expert opinion from Simon Hill and Andy Harper and an interactive poll for fans to vote on their player of the year.
Fans can also stay in tune with the latest team news and events leading up to, and during, the Grand Final on FOX SPORTS News through regular LIVE crosses to reporter Brenton Speed on location in Brisbane.
FOX SPORTS’ LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage of the Hyundai A-League Grand Final is available in HIGH DEFINITION for FOXTEL and AUSTAR sports subscribers.
HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE GRAND FINAL
SUNDAY 22 APRIL, 2012
LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 2HD & FOX SPORTS 2
1.30pm Hyundai A-League Golden Goals
2.00pm 2011 Hyundai A-League Grand Final Special
2.30pm LIVE Grand Final pre-game show
4.00pm LIVE 2012 Hyundai A-League Grand Final – Brisbane Roar v Perth Glory
6.30pm LIVE post-match show and official Grand Final presentation