Brisbane Roar and Central Coast Mariners will battle it out for an historic maiden Hyundai A-League title this Sunday when football fans will be treated to a four-hour Grand Final feast LIVE and only on Australia’s Sports Leader, FOX SPORTS.
50,000 fans are expected to pack the now fully recovered Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane for the 2010/11 decider, where the Roar will start hot favourites on their home turf to capture their first Hyundai A-League crown.
Standing in their way will be the Central Coast Mariners, who under the guidance of former Socceroos coach Graham Arnold are also searching for their maiden title in what will be the club’s third Grand Final appearance since the A-League’s inception in 2005/06.
FOX SPORTS will provide fans with four hours of extensive LIVE coverage of Grand Final day, beginning with a special edition of Hyundai Matchday Saturday from 3.30pm on FOX SPORTS 3HD & FOX SPORTS 3.
Host Adam Peacock and regular panellists Mark Bosnich and Robbie Slater will be joined by Socceroos legend Mark Viduka and Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson for an hour of Grand Final fun and frivolity, where they will unveil the FOX SPORTS-voted goal of the year and share their views on where the big game will be won and lost.
Following Matchday Saturday will be a half-hour pre-game show, where Andy Harper, Melanie McLaughlin and Mark Rudan will take a close look at the decider LIVE from Suncorp Stadium. They will reveal the FOX SPORTS-voted player of the year and take a revealing look at Brisbane’s German sensation Thomas Broich.
Then, at 5.00pm AEDT, the Grand Final officially gets underway between the Brisbane Roar and Central Coast Mariners. After the match, viewers will be able to join the celebrations with the winning team as FOX SPORTS continues its LIVE coverage through the official presentation.
The FOX SPORTS website, www.foxsports.com.au, will preview the big clash with exclusive content throughout the week including a comprehensive preview by FOX SPORTS football expert Robbie Slater and in-depth interviews with both Grand Final coaches. 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.
“Brisbane has had a phenomenal season and they are the clear favourites for the title playing in front of a packed Suncorp Stadium, but the Mariners are certainly capable of springing an upset. Its set up to be one of the great Grand Finals,” said Slater.
FOX SPORTS LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage of the Hyundai A-League Grand Final is available to FOXTEL and AUSTAR subscribers.