FFA statement on anti-social behaviour in Melbourne

​Football Federation Australia (FFA) has tonight expressed its disappointment over the behaviour of a small number of fans prior to the Caltex Socceroos v Greece international at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne.

"A few reckless individuals ignited flares in city streets and behaved in an anti-social manner," said an FFA spokesperson.

"FFA reiterates its firm position. We do not want these people at football matches in Australia.

"FFA will work with Victoria Police to identify the offenders and impose mandatory bans of five years on those found to have ignited flares.

"The vast majority of the 33,000 crowd brought credit to the game with their passionate support and we thank them for their attendance."