Soccer-Australian to launch knockout Cup competition next year (Reuters)

SYDNEY, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Australia plans to launch a new knockout soccer competition modelled on England's FA Cup next year involving the top flight A-League teams as well as amateur and semi-professional clubs, Football Federation Australia (FFA) said on Thursday. The first FFA Cup final will take place in Dec. 2014 providing commercial arrangements can be finalised in time for the competition's launch. "The idea of the FFA Cup has captured the imagination of the football community and there's a huge groundswell of support," FFA chief David Gallop said in a news release. ...

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