Football Federation Australia (FFA) has rescheduled the kick-off for the W-League semi-final between Canberra United and Melbourne City on Sunday February 5 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm (local) based on the latest weather forecasts under the FFA's Heat Policy.
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3 Feb 2017 - 12:48 PM  UPDATED 3 Feb 2017 - 4:36 PM

Earlier, Melbourne City said they had been told there's no prospect of delaying or rescheduling despite a 37-degree forecast for the capital on Sunday.

In a statement released this afternoon, the FFA said, "The FFA Heat policy is based on the forecasted Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) and a threshold of 28 degrees is used to consider delay or postponement. There is a high probability that the WBGT of 28 degrees could be exceeded on Sunday at the scheduled kick off time of 2:00pm (AEDT).

Last weekend, A-League players from Adelaide United's match against Wellington Phoenix suffered heatstroke after playing in similar conditions.

A-League chiefs dismissed the suggestion it didn't take player welfare seriously, implementing drinks breaks despite not reaching a temperature threshold to do so.