If you are a fan of football (soccer for Americans) you may already know that the FA Cup is the championship for the UK’s domestic football leagues. The tournament is the world’s oldest football cup competition. The final for the cup is usually played at Wimbley Stadium in the month of May. This year it will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020. If you are in the UK, here are a few different ways you can watch the cup action. If you are not, you will need to use a VPN.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can watch the cup online.
Fubo TV – Rival to Sling TV, this American streaming service offers some different channels but is mostly the same. Unlike Sling, Canadian prices seem to be more cost effective and include a few more channels.
Sling TV – American website that gives you access to access to the NBC, ESPN, Fox, BeIN Sports, and more without a cable or satellite subscription. The service requires a subscription to watch. To sign up and enjoy, you need to be in the US or be connected to a US server. It is a good choice to watch from anywhere. If you haven’t tried it yet then you can sign up for a 7 day free trial.
BBC – UK channel that broadcasts the games for free. You must be in the UK, or be connected to a server located there.
BT Sport – UK pay channel. Must have a subscription to cable or satellite and live in the UK.
Fox – Free for anyone in the US. If you are going to watch online, you need to be located in the US and have a cable or satellite subscription.
There are other channels and ways to watch the games, but those are the big ones.
The FA Cup is interesting because of its’ structure. It is an open style. In other words, it is possible for a team that is not in the premier league to move on. Though unlikely, it is the equivalent to watching minor league and major league teams play against each other in Major League Baseball in North America. That is the closest analogy that can be used.
The two most successful teams in the tournament are Arsenal and Manchester United with 12 titles each. Actually with the win in 2017 Arsenal has taken the lead with 13 titles. It will be interesting to see if Man U can even the score in 2020. Of course, there have been other teams through history to do quite well. No matter which teams are playing in the different rounds, the FA Cup is bound to be exciting. By using a VPN, you can be sure to catch all the action from anywhere.