How to Watch FA Cup Matches in Australia (July 2021)

Last updated: July 1, 2021

FA Cup season 2020-2021 has just been concluded and we have got Leicester City as the new champion. The final was played on 15th May 2021 between Chelsea and Leicester City. Leicester City won the match 1-0 to get the crown.

The schedule for the 2021-2022 season has not been confirmed yet. We will update it here as soon as it’s been confirmed. Meanwhile, let us show you how you can watch FA Cup in Australia.


How to Watch FA Cup Matches in Australia

The best available option to stream FA Cup in Australia is through Kayo Sports. It will be showcasing all the matches of the FA Cup 2021-2022 season since its very start.

Kayo Sports is an Australian top streaming service through which you can watch ESPN, BeIN Sports, Fox Sports, and more.

It also offers a 14-day free trial as well. You can try out the service and give it a test run. The basic package only costs $25/month and an additional $10 will let you watch sports on three screens.

Here are the steps you need to follow to watch FA Cup:

Step 1: Open Kay Sports websites

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Step 2: Click on the Free Trial

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Step 3: Try the Basic Plan (2 screens at the same time)

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Step 4: Enter payment details

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Step 5: Enter log in details and start streaming on ESPN or BeIN Sports


Other Ways to Watch FA Cup in Australia

There are other different ways to watch FA Cup and that’s what I am about to tell you in this section. These options may not be as affordable as Kayo Sports, but still, you want to try them, here are some options aligned for you:

Foxtel IQ

You can also watch FA Cup if you have a Foxtel IQ subscription along with a Sports HD package. This will help you stream ESPN either on your laptop or mobile phone.

But here’s a catch, ESPN will only stream if you either have a Foxtel Go or ESPN app and it will cost you an additional $25 to subscribe for that.

But it doesn’t end here. You will also need to have a Foxtel Plus subscription too which costs $49. Don’t forget some of the installation cost that will incur as well.

The cost could reach up to $74 which is extremely expensive considering you only need to watch the FA Cup.

Foxtel Now

Foxtel Now is another option to stream FA Cup as it is a giant TV streaming service. If you subscribe to its ‘Essential Pack’ and an additional ‘Sports Pack’, then you will be able to the FA Cup at $54/month.

Even though it’s cheaper than Foxtel IQ but still you will be paying double the price of Kayo Sports and I personally think it’s not worth it.

Foxtel Now does offer a 10-day free trial and it works on almost all devices. You can try out the service if you like. But if you don’t, you can always cancel your subscription.

Fetch TV

Fetch TV is also an Australian streaming service that has access to ESPN and will be showing the FA Cup from the Quarter-Final Rounds.

You will need to purchase its ‘Vibe Pack’ that costs about $6/month. The total cost will depend on whether you bought a Fetch TV subscription through your broadband provider or from a retailer.


How to Watch FA Cup for Free in Australia

Using a free method to watch the FA Cup in Australia could be very risky as it can easily get you in a lot of trouble.

To avoid that from happening and keeping your original IP address completely hidden from your ISPs is to use a VPN (ExpressVPN is our top choice).

After using a VPN, your online identity will be safe over the internet and your internet traffic will be encrypted.

Here are the steps you need to follow:

Step 1: Subscribe to a VPN (such as ExpressVPN)

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Step 2: Download and Install the VPN app on your device

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Step 3: Open the app and enter the username/password

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Step 4: Connect to any US server from the servers’ list

Available ExpressVPN servers to get HBO Max in Australia

Step 5: Got to the USTV Go website and select ESPN to start streaming!


FA Cup Season 2020-2021 Schedule

Here’s a look at the brief schedule that will start from 1st September 2020 and the Final will be commenced on 15th May 2021. (We will update it to the schedule of the 2021-2022 season as soon as it will be available.)

Extra Preliminary RoundTuesday 1st September 2020
Preliminary RoundSaturday 12th September 2020
First Round QualifyingTuesday 22nd September 2020
Second Round QualifyingSaturday 3rd October 2020
Third Round QualifyingTuesday 13th October 2020
Fourth Round QualifyingSaturday 24th October 2020
First Round ProperSaturday 7th November 2020
Second Round ProperSaturday 28th November 2020
Third Round ProperSaturday 9th January 2021
Fourth Round ProperSaturday 23rd January 2021
Fifth Round ProperWednesday 10th February 2021
Quarter-FinalsSaturday 20th March 2021
Semi-FinalsSaturday 17th April 2021
FinalsSaturday 15th May 2021

The List of Previous 10 FA Cup Winners

Arsenal has been the most successful club to win FA Cup 14 times. They are also the defending champions having won against Chelsea 2-1.

To know the past winners, here’s a list of them:

  • 2021: Leicester City
  • 2020: Arsenal
  • 2019: Manchester City
  • 2018: Chelsea
  • 2017: Arsenal
  • 2016: Manchester United
  • 2015: Arsenal
  • 2014: Arsenal
  • 2013: Wigan
  • 2012: Chelsea
  • 2011: Manchester City

Conclusion

The final took place between Leicester City and Chelsea on 15th May 2021 in which Leicester City came up victorious.

The preliminary rounds of the 2021-2022 season are expected to begin in September 2020, where Leicester City will be defending its title.

I have highlighted many ways to watch the FA Cup in Australia with different streaming services. I have discussed the paid options and as well as the free option.

But if you’re going towards the free option, make sure you have a good VPN installed on your device or otherwise you will have legal troubles.

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