How to watch 2020/21 FA Cup final live in Australia

We've reached the final of this year's FA Cup. Will Chelsea take another crown or can Leicester City grab their first?

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Proudly known as the world's oldest football competition, the FA Cup was first held in 1871/72. Open to any professional club in the English football league system, it is renowned for some fairytale runs and epic upsets.

It is still traditionally taken out by the top five or six clubs in the Premier League. Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool have dominated the competition for more than 20 years. Since 1996, only twice has a team outside those clubs won it – Portsmouth in 2008 and Wigan in 2013.

It could happen again this year, with Leicester City chasing their first ever triumph in the final against Chelsea.

How to watch FA Cup matches in Australia

ESPN secured the rights to broadcast the FA Cup in Australia in late 2019. It is showing games on both its main and HD channels. That means you can watch it on Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now, Kayo Sports and Fetch TV also has access to some games.

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FA Cup Australian TV schedule

Date Match Time (AEST)
Saturday, 18 September Sutton Common Rovers vs Jersey Bulls 9:30 PM
Saturday, 18 September Chorley vs Southport 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September York City vs Hebburn Town 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Marine vs Warrington Town 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Atherton Collieries vs Witton Albion 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Squires Gate vs Pontefract Collieries 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Gateshead vs Bradford (Park Avenue) 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Blyth Spartans AFC vs FC United of Manchester 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Colne vs Guiseley AFC 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Darlington_ vs Chester 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Curzon Ashton vs Stockton Town 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September AFC Fylde vs Spennymoor Town 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September City Of Liverpool vs Farsley Celtic 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Morpeth Town vs Lancaster City 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Mossley AFC vs Radcliffe 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Prescot Cables vs Whitby Town 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Runcorn Linnets vs Bamber Bridge 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Marske United vs South Shields 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Leamington vs Stone Old Alleynians 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Belper Town vs Tamworth 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Bromsgrove Sporting vs Worksop Town 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Brackley Town vs Coalville Town 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Sporting Khalsa vs Kidderminster Harriers 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Buxton vs Rushall Olympic 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Boston United vs Corby Town 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Nantwich Town vs Banbury United 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September AFC Telford United vs Stamford AFC 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Spalding United vs Kettering Town 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Hanley Town vs Chasetown 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Bedworth United vs Long Eaton United 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Halesowen Town vs Handsworth 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Cleethorpes Town vs Alfreton Town 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Mickleover vs Basford United 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Stratford Town vs Nuneaton Borough 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Braintree Town vs Billericay Town 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Hornchurch vs Walthamstow 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Bishop's Stortford vs Bowers & Pitsea 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Barking vs AFC Dunstable 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Norwich United vs Mildenhall Town 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September East Thurrock United vs Needham Market 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September AFC Sudbury vs Stowmarket Town 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Wingate & Finchley vs Baldock Town 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Concord Rangers vs St Albans City 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Chelmsford City vs Little Oakley 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Kings Langley vs Leiston 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Ware vs Hemel Hempstead Town 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Bedford Town vs Welwyn Garden City 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Enfield Town vs Hadley 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Hitchin Town vs Cheshunt 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Great Wakering Rovers vs Peterborough Sports 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Ashford Town (Middx) vs Folkestone Invicta 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Abbey Rangers vs Marlow 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Chertsey Town vs Chesham United 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Carshalton Athletic vs Ebbsfleet United 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Chichester City vs Maidstone United 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Phoenix Sports vs Redhill 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Broadfields United vs Hastings United 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Burgess Hill Town vs Dorking Wanderers 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Kingstonian vs Horsham 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Merstham vs Margate 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Hanwell Town vs Eastbourne Borough 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Beaconsfield Town vs Havant & Waterlooville 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Slough Town vs Whitehawk 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Dartford vs Hythe Town 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Metropolitan Police vs Farnborough 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Dulwich Hamlet vs Bedfont Sports Club 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Hayes & Yeading United vs Tonbridge Angels 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Walton Casuals vs Hampton & Richmond Borough 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Leatherhead vs Corinthian Casuals 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Welling United vs Harrow Borough 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Aylesbury United vs Bishop's Cleeve 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Cirencester Town vs Hamworthy United 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Tiverton Town vs Sholing 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Basingstoke Town vs Wimborne Town 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Frome Town vs Oxford City 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Poole Town vs Chippenham Town 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Weston Super Mare vs Taunton Town 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Shaftesbury vs Bath City 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Hungerford Town vs Truro City 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Yate Town vs Gosport Borough 12:00 AM
Saturday, 18 September Lymington Town vs Hereford 12:00 AM
Sunday, 19 September Longlevens vs Gloucester City 12:00 AM

Stream FA Cup on Kayo Sports

Kayo Sports broadcasts a selection of the biggest matches of the FA Cup, including all fixtures from the quarter-final stage onwards.

Kayo currently has a 14-day free trial. All up, Kayo has access to more than 50 sports and we have put together a full review of the service for you.

Subscriptions for Kayo Sports are $25/month for the Basic option, where you can watch games on 2 screens or devices. The Premium option is $10 more per month and gives you 3 screens.

Kayo also has a number of special features, such as Kayo Minis. Available shortly after matches have completed, you can then watch a condensed version. Other features include SplitView, where you can watch four events at once, Interactive Stats and a Key Moments Timeline.

The platform is compatible with Android, iOS, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Android TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later), Sony Bravia TVs, Mac and PC as well as Chromecast or AirPlay.

Stream Kayo Sports for 14 days FREE and no lock-in contract

Take Kayo Sports' Basic or Premium plan for a spin and stream over 50 sports live completely free for 14 days.

Watch the FA Cup on Foxtel iQ

If you have a Foxtel iQ subscription including the Sports HD pack, you are all set. ESPN can also be streamed on your laptop or mobile using Foxtel GO or the ESPN app. Both are free with your Sports HD pack for $25/month through Foxtel. The problem is you must also sign up for the Foxtel Plus package for $49/month.

This blows the total monthly bill out to $74 per month. Foxtel is the only broadcaster in Australia that currently offers users access to 4K sports content which is a bonus.

You may also find that you're up for some potential installation costs, although Foxtel iQ deals are regularly available.

Stream FA Cup via Foxtel Now

Foxtel Now is the pay TV giant's digital streaming service. You have to subscribe to the Essentials pack in addition to the Sport pack, which costs $54/month in total. So while it's cheaper than iQ, it's still significantly more expensive than Kayo to get your FA Cup fix.

If you haven't tried it previously, Foxtel Now offers a 10-day free trial. We have also put together a full guide which includes the list of compatible devices.

10-day free trial of Foxtel Now

No installation and no lock-in contract. New customers only. Sign up now.

Watch the FA Cup on Fetch TV

Subscription television service Fetch TV also has access to ESPN and the FA Cup. You can access it via the Vibe channel pack for $6/month. The total cost of your subscription will depend on whether you bought your Fetch box outright or through a broadband provider.

What is the FA Cup format?

The third round of the FA Cup is where the Premier League and Championship sides enter the tournament. The 64 matches in the third round are decided by a random draw, with the first teams drawn having the advantage of playing at home.

The 32 winners progress to the fourth round, where 16 teams proceed to the fifth round. From there they contest the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final. The last three matches are all held at Wembley Stadium in London.

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