Sunday's A-League match between Gold Coast United and Wellington remains in limbo after Clive Palmer's bid for a Supreme Court injunction against his A-League licence termination was delayed until late Friday afternoon.
A decision on whether the match at Wellington's Westpac Stadium will proceed is now not expected until Friday evening at the earliest.
Palmer's hearing was down to be heard at 11am AEDT in the Queensland Supreme Court.
But it was put back to 4pm AEDT when Football Federation Australia's counsel David Jackson QC told the court he needed more time to read affidavit material supplied overnight by Palmer, who had his Gold Coast A-League licence revoked on Wednesday.
Legal representatives for both the FFA and Palmer told Justice Jean Dalton the hearing would take two hours.
Both the FFA and Palmer, as well as Gold Coast United's players, are keen for Sunday's match in Wellington to be played and for last-placed United to see out the last four rounds of the A-League competition.
A-League boss Lyall Gorman and players' union officials have been meeting with Gold Coast players over the past two days in a bid to ensure they play out the season and so maintain the integrity of the competition.