- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 6, 2015

SYDNEY (AP) - Australia’s players union is demanding an investigation into why an A-League match proceeded in extreme heat in Perth on Monday, causing players to suffer vomiting, headaches and severe weight loss.

The start of the match between Perth and Adelaide was delayed by half an hour to 5.30pm and drinks breaks were scheduled in both halves in an effort to alleviate the effects of soaring temperatures. But a request from the Professional Footballers’ Association for a further delay was refused.

Chief executive Adam Vivian said the PFA has asked Football Federation Australia to release any advice it many have received indicating players’ health and safety would not be compromised.

He said players “have since reported heat illnesses, including excessive weight loss, headaches and vomiting.”

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