Fowler's Roar reign to start at Sydney FC

The FFA Cup draw takes place today with 32 teams looking to win, like Adelaide in 2018.
The FFA Cup draw takes place today with 32 teams looking to win, like Adelaide in 2018.

The first competitive match of Robbie Fowler's Brisbane Roar reign will be an FFA Cup clash away at A-League champions Sydney FC.

The Liverpool legend, who is embarking on the first full-time head coaching role of his storied career, will take the Roar to face Steve Corica's Sky Blues in a round-of-32 clash after the pair were drawn together on Wednesday.

It will be Fowler's first big challenge at the helm of the new-look Roar who have shipped out 16 players following their disastrous 2018-19 A-League campaign.

In other clashes between two A-League sides, Perth Glory will host Western Sydney Wanderers and the Newcastle Jets head to Melbourne Victory.

Defending champions Adelaide United have been drawn against former NSL club Melbourne Knights in one of the four clashes between A-League clubs and lower-tier opponents.

Maitland FC and Campbelltown City - both making their first appearance at this stage of the competition - will both host A-League opponents.

Campbelltown will welcome Melbourne City while Alen Stajcic's Central Coast Mariners will make a short trip the northern NSW-based Maitland.

Ex-NSL club Brisbane Strikers are the other lower-tier club to draw an A-League side and will host Wellington Phoenix.

Queensland amateurs Coomera Colts will travel to the Whitsundays to face Queensland NPL team Magpies Crusaders FC in one of eight ties between lower-tier clubs.

Both teams are playing in the round of 32 for the first time.

Other clubs making their debut in this stage of the competition include Adelaide Olympic, FC Bulleen Lions, Moreland Zebras, Mount Druitt Town Rangers, St George FC and Canberra-based Tigers FC.

The 16 matches will be held over three weeks across three match nights (either Tuesdays or Wednesdays), with between four to six matches per night beginning in the week of July 23.

FFA CUP ROUND OF 32 FIXTURES (home team first)

Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar

Perth Glory v Western Sydney Wanderers

Melbourne Victory v Newcastle Jets

Tigers FC v Hume City

South Hobart v Marconi Stallions

Adelaide Olympic v Floreat Athena

Magpies Crusaders FC v Coomera Colts

Olympic FC v Bayswater City

St George v Sydney United

Darwin Olympic v Edgemouth Eagles

FC Bulleen Lions v Moreland Zebras

Mt Druitt Town Rangers v Manly United

Maitland FC v Central Coast Mariners

Melbourne Knights v Adelaide United

Campbelltown City v Melbourne City

Brisbane Strikers v Wellington Phoenix.

Australian Associated Press