How to Watch or Stream the 2020 FA Cup Live


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Football fans are excited about the return of the FA Cup, the 139th season of one of the oldest ‘soccer’ tournaments world-wide. Manchester City are the defending champs having also secured the FA Community Shield to kick off the season. Don’t miss a key moment of the available games when watching at home on TV or streaming the FA Cup Fourth Round live with a mobile device using the options listed in this English Soccer guide. 

Emirates FA Cup 2020 TV Preview 

The Emirates FA Cup is one of the most popular tournaments in the world, with television audiences watching on six continents, and stadiums across England, Wales and Guernsey cheering on their favourite sides. The tournament utilises a knock-out format so there’s always a chance of a huge upset, and the prize money for reaching the Semis is quite lucrative with the winning side claiming $3.3million AUD for an added incentive. The winner of the FA Cup will also automatically qualify for the Europa League group stage. This year’s edition saw a total of 736 teams take part, and some six months later there will be just two clubs remaining to saviour the “Magic of the Cup”. 

The first few rounds of the FA Cup form the Qualifying Competition, which sees a number of a ‘minnow teams’ look to advance through to the Competition Proper. Those who do so are faced with professional teams from Leagues One and Two, while later still in the tournament the Premier League and EFL Championship clubs join the fray during the Third Round, which kicks off on January 4th, 2020. The Draws for each round of the competition will be announced every two weeks starting from the 7th of September until the 19th of October. The Competition Proper, also known as the Main tournament, kicks off with the First Round on November 9th, 2019, and steadily progresses through to the Final on 23 May, 2020.

** The FA Announce FA Cup Postponements **

The English FA has announced that the 2020 FA Cup will be suspended until at least April 14th. The reason for this is due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, and concerns that the games and arenas may expose players and fans to this community health concern. The English FA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus. If any significant new details about FA Cup plans for the remainder of the 2020 season are made available, this notice will include them and the TV fixtures will be updated.

FA Cup Quarter Finals LIVE TV Times (Sydney Time)

Date Event Time Channel
TBC Leicester City vs ChelseaPostponedFoxtel / Kayo
TBC Newcastle vs Manchester City Postponed Foxtel / Kayo
TBC Norwich City vs Manchester United Postponed Foxtel / Kayo
TBCSheffield United vs ArsenalPostponed Foxtel / Kayo

*Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differnces. Per broadcasting agreement you won’t find the FA Cup free to air in Australia. Likewise, on-demand options and FA Cup replays will be available on the Kayo Sports streaming service. 

Stream the FA Cup Live and Free

There is no Emirates FA Cup free to air provider in Australia, but ESPN just announced a multi-year deal to show 79 games of the popular English Soccer series via its networks which include Foxtel and Kayo Sports. Under this brand new deal, football fans in Australia will also be able to stream the FA Community Shield live, the annual match between the FA Cup and Premier League title holders with next year’s edition (2020) taking place on August 9th at Wembley Stadium.

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So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to review the FREE Kayo Sports 14 day trial offer which has no lock-in contract. With the Kayo trial you can stream FA Cup free using eligible mobile devices, and if you miss a match because it’s airing at a less than convenient time, you can watch it later when it’s posted to as “on-demand”. Kayo also have a pause and rewind video mode, ensuring you won’t have to miss a key minute of the action should you need to take a break.

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FA Cup Australian Start Times and Broadcast Guide

Use this TV broadcast chart to answer the question what time does the FA Cup start in my city or state based on Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEDT), which began the first Sunday in October of 2019, and will continue until the first Sunday in April, 2020.

Melbourne kick off time:

Date Event Time Channel
Sunday 22 March LIVE: Leicester City vs Chelsea 2.00am Kayo / Foxtel
Sunday 22 March Replay: Leicester City vs Chelsea TBC Kayo / Foxtel

Sydney kick off time:

Date Event Time Channel
Sunday 22 March LIVE: Leicester City vs Chelsea 2.00am Kayo / Foxtel
Sunday 22 March Replay: Leicester City vs Chelsea TBCKayo / Foxtel

Adelaide kick off time:

Date Event Time Channel
Sunday 22 March LIVE: Leicester City vs Chelsea 2.30am Kayo / Foxtel
Sunday 22 March Replay: Leicester City vs Chelsea TBC Kayo / Foxtel

Brisbane kick off time:

Date Event Time Channel
Sunday 22 March LIVE: Leicester City vs Chelsea 2.00am Kayo / Foxtel
Sunday 22 March Replay: Leicester City vs Chelsea TBCKayo / Foxtel

Perth kick off time:

Date Event Time Channel
Sunday 22 March LIVE: Leicester City vs Chelsea 12.00am Kayo / Foxtel
Sunday 22 March Replay: Leicester City vs Chelsea TBC Kayo / Foxtel