How to watch the FA Cup in US, Canada & Australia
We’re getting to the business end of the FA Cup with 32 teams remaining in with a chance of lifting it at Wembley later this year.
It may not be important as it once was, but clubs remain hugely keen to win the competition and fans from all over the world tune in to see who does so.
Here’s how you can watch it on TV if you live across the pond in USA or Canada, or down under in Australia.
Victories over Blyth Spartans, Oldham, Farnborough and most recently Coventry to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time since 2000.
The Welsh side have enjoyed some historic upsets in the competition, having previously beaten Arsenal and West Ham in the past.
Wrexham are unbeaten in 22 games but that streak will be put to the test against Championship high-flyers Sheffield United. The Blades are second in the league and looking firm favourites alongside Burnley to get promoted to the Premier League.
Both sides are in excellent form and it’s due to be a riveting encounter at the Racecourse Ground.
ESPN has secured the rights to broadcast the FA Cup in the US with most of the games being exclusively streamed on ESPN+. However, some ties are shown on the free-to-air ESPN channel. For those that want to watch all of the available games, you will have to pay $6.99 a month or $69.99 annually to subscribe to ESPN+.
Up north in Canada, Sportsnet own the right to show the tournament and will broadcast multiple ties in each round. You’ll be able to view some games on their cable channel, but will have to subscribe to their streaming service, SN Now, if you want to catch all of them, and that will cost you $34.99 per month or $249.99 annually.
In Australia meanwhile, watching on a streaming service is the only option with Viacom buying the rights in late 2021 and showing the FA Cup only on Paramount+, a service that requires a monthly $8.99 subscription.
Every fourth round game will be available solely on ESPN+ in the US, with each of them featuring English coverage and five – Fulham vs Sunderland, Preston vs Tottenham, Manchester United vs Reading, Brighton vs Liverpool and Wrexham vs Sheffield United – being shown in Spanish too.
Sportsnet are showing every tie of the round on their streaming service, SN Now, with Man Utd’s game also on their main TV channel, SN1.
Paramount+ will also show every match of the fourth round in Australia.