Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has officially called a May 18 election - a date that could collide with the A-League grand final.
Should Sydney FC make it to the decider, the A-League's final match of the season will be held on Saturday, May 18 to accommodate the Sky Blues, who have an Asian Champions League match against Kawasaki on May 21.
If Sydney isn't involved, however, the grand final will instead take place on Sunday, May 19 ensuring A-League fans aren't making a trip to the polls on the same day.
May 18 election.— Adam Peacock (@adampeacock3) April 10, 2019
Also A League GF day if Sydney are involved (due to ACL game the next Tuesday)
If no Sydney, GF on May 19.
As it stands, the Sky Blues are a good chance of sealing a place in the decider after edging out Melbourne Victory last weekend to open up a four-point gap on their claim to second spot.
Sydney FC did finish last season as Premiers but failed to reach the grand final after falling to Victory in a dramatic semi-final clash.
If the A-League decider is held on May 18, fans can vote early to avoid spoiling their big day with a trip to a polling booth.
Politicians generally try to avoid calling an election when it clashes with a big sporting event - unfortunately the A-League grand final doesn't seem to quality for the current PM.