Football Live Streaming
For well over a decade, soccer has become more and more popular in Australia, thanks in large part to the success of the men’s and women’s national teams who regularly qualify for, and win, major international tournaments. With more and more competitions becoming available to watch live, you’ll want to know how to stream games and which providers will show them. Here we look at exactly that.
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Streaming Football in Australia
The ‘beautiful game’ is now played on every continent on the planet, but there are still only a handful of domestic leagues and cup competitions that create big interest. Tournaments like the UEFA Champions League, the EPL and La Liga feature some of the most well-known names in the game, week in, week out, pulling in staggering audience figures.
Players like Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, teams such as Liverpool and Juventus, the choice is endless. There are also more and more providers taking a share of the game in Australia, meaning that you will need multiple subscriptions if you want to watch and stream the lot!
How to watch Football in Australia
A bidding war for football broadcast rights now means that there is a vast range of sports streaming providers that have exclusive rights to specific competitions. These include Foxtel, Kayo, Optus, DAZN, Stan Sport, Ten and the all-new Paramount Plus service.
This means that you can tailor your subscription specifically to the leagues you want to watch, often with a free trial, to stream all the biggest games.
Here we have broken the most popular football competitions down by provider to make it easier to understand who has the rights to what. You can also find out how to stream via these providers below.
|A-League||Paramount Plus / Ten|
|UEFA Champions League (Men)||Stan Sport|
|UEFA Europa League||Stan Sport|
|UEFA Champions League (Women)||DAZN|
|La Liga||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Ligue 1||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Bundesliga||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Serie A||Foxtel / Kayo|
|MLS||Foxtel / Kayo|
|The FA Cup||Foxtel / Kayo|
|EFL Cup||Foxtel / Kayo|
|EFL Championship||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Socceroos||Ten (Free to Air)|
|Matildas||Ten (Free to Air)|
|FIFA World Cup||TBC|
Stream Football live on Kayo
Games from La Liga, Serie A, The FA Cup and much more can be streamed Live and On Demand with the Kayo streaming service. Kayo Sports offers access to all Fox Sports channels as well as ESPN and BeIN meaning it is the number one for European football. You can even stream EPL replays. It is all included in their Kayo free trial offer.
Stream Football with Foxtel Now
If you like the idea of getting access to the entire Foxtel TV service without cable or satellite installation, then Foxtel Now is the option for you. Foxtel Now offers the Sports Pack for watching over 50 live sports including Ligue 1, La Liga and The EFL Cup. These competitions are included with the Foxtel Now free trial.
Live stream Football with Kayo from Telstra
Telstra customers can follow football during the 2021 season on the cheap with a Kayo from Telstra offer. This service offers all the same sports content available with a standard Kayo subscription. The key difference is you only pay $15 per month for a Basic Plan, and $25 per month for the Premium Plan. Both of these offers include logins for the Kayo app.
Football live on Foxtel Now from Telstra
To watch Football with the Telstra Foxtel Now option all you need is a Telstra account. The service includes all the same advantages and content as Foxtel Now, the only difference being that the first month is offered for free, and you must commit to a 12-month contract. That means access to all the football on Fox Sports from January through to December.
Watch Football live with Foxtel
If you are a Foxtel cable or satellite customer and already have the Sports HD option, there is a super-easy way to stream major European football matches. Fox Sports allows customers to access the Foxtel Go app meaning you can watch games on the move. You can download Foxtel Go from Google Play or the Apple Store via the web. Simply use your Foxtel logins and stream Football wherever you may be in Australia.
Stream Football with Optus Sport
Optus Sport is offered for free as part of specific mobile and broadband plans. You can also pay $14.99 per month for the service if you are not an existing customer. Every game from every round of the EPL can be watched live or later on demand with the Optus Sport streaming service.
Stream Football with DAZN
If you like your women’s football, including star Aussie players like Sam Kerr and Ellie Carpenter, then DAZN will be the place for you in 2021. They have secured the rights to the Women’s Champions League in Australia. The current DAZN offer is only $2.99 per month, which also includes access to major international boxing.
Stream Football with Stan Sport
The UEFA Champions League is the biggest club football tournament in the World, and from 2021 Stan Sports have all the rights. They will also show games from the Europa League as well as the newly formed Europa Conference League. Stan Sport is available with a 30 Day Free Trial and must be bundled with a standard Stan subscription thereafter for a total of $24 per month.
Stream Football with Paramount+ and Ten
From the 2021/22 season, A-League will be available exclusively on free to air channel Ten and their parent streaming service, Paramount Plus. This means that to watch every game across the A-League season, as well as games featuring the Socceroos and Matildas, you will need to take advantage of their $8.99 per month offer.
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Kayo Sports 14-day Free Trial
Foxtel Now 10-day Free Trial
Kayo from Telstra $15/mth
Stream Football replays on demand
Many football matches start in the early hours for Australian viewers. This is frustrating if you want to watch football live. But, now more than ever, it’s easy to watch your favourite team at a more convenient time.
Thanks to On Demand replays you can just wake up and watch football as if it were happening live the second you press play. Apps like Kayo also allow you to watch content with the ‘No Spoilers’ feature, which ensures you don’t see any results before you’ve watched all the action. On top of that, you can stream practical Kayo Minis which are bite-sized replays of games in one small highlights reel, ideal for a quick viewing session.
How to stream Football for free
A great way to watch football across several different providers, without paying a cent, is with a free trial. In Australia, you can get free trials for watching football with both Kayo and Foxtel Now, as well as Stan Sport and Paramount Plus. Why not check out if Kayo is worth it with a free trial today and watch the likes of Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi strut their stuff?
Most free trials are available to new and returning customers. Even though there is no trial available with Telstra, they do offer alternative discounts and reduced costs per month for their Kayo and Foxtel Now services.
Live Football Fixtures
Here are the dates you need to put in your diary if you don’t want to miss a game in world football.
|Sport||Event||Date / Time||Watch On||mm/dd/yy|
|Football||Carabao Cup - Derby v Salford||11/08/2021 04:45||Kayo,Foxtel||08/11/2021 04:45|
|Football||La Liga - Valencia v Getafe||14/08/2021 05:00||Kayo,Foxtel||08/14/2021 05:00|
Teams to watch in Football
Wondering which teams to watch during the 2021/22 season? Here we look at the teams that are expected to lift all the major trophies.
One of the biggest and most recognised clubs in the gale in Barcelona. Their ‘El Classico’ rivalry with Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga has become legendary thanks to players like Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique and Antione Griezmann. They play their home games at the 100,000 seat capacity Nou Camp Stadium, which has mythical status in football circles.
Paris St Germain
Paris Saint Germain’s starting line-up reads like a who is who of world football. Neymar Jr, Veratti, Mbappe and now Spanish World Cup winner Sergio Ramos. They are led by the highly popular Mauricio Pochetino and play all their home games at the Parc de Princes. They are due a big season in 2021/22 and are one of the early favourites for the UEFA Champions League.
One of the richest clubs in the world is Manchester United, who are currently building a side capable of winning big things. Their side includes the likes of Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernades and Jadon Sancho, all of whom are global superstars within the game.
Best Tournaments in Football
There are many great football tournaments in football, but none are quite as popular as those listed here.
UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League is by far the biggest and most popular soccer tournament in club football. All the world’s biggest stars step out in every round and the level of football on offer is breathtaking.
English Premier League
From China and Australia to South America and the UK, the EPL and its popularity is truly global. Cash-rich clubs like Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool manage to sign the best players from around the world to participate in a 10 month festival of football.
The FA Cup
Featuring every team from England’s top league, the FA Cup puts sides like Manchester United and Tottenham against teams lower down the English pyramid. There’s is always plenty of upsets, and behind the EPL it’s the trophy every manager in England wants to get their hands on.
Spain’s Premier football division is La Liga. It features teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. The technical football on offer in Spain means that it is must-see for football purists thanks to the likes of Lionel Messi, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric.
The rise of the A-League since its inception in 2005 has been great to see. In a country where Footy and League reign supreme it has taken a while for the competitions to find a place. These days there are more teams than ever, and the level of completion is fierce thanks to the likes of Sydney FC, Melbourne City and new boys Macarthur FC.
Best NBN plans for streaming Football
Telstra’s latest NBN plans are a great way to stream Football without worrying about how much data you use. A 500GB Data ($75/mth) plan will give you speeds of up to 25Mbps, whilst the more complete Premium Internet + Unlimited Data (from $90/mth) plan provides speeds up to 100Mbps.
New and switching customers signing up for Telstra Broadband service today can also make big savings when signing up online, as the standard $99 connection fee is waived. Once you’ve signed up you can tailor your plan by choosing the option that works for the picture quality you desire.
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