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FA Cup Live Streaming

FA Cup Live Streaming
FA Cup Live Streaming

Despite numerous name changes due to sponsorship reasons and its official name of The Football Association Challenge Cup, the most iconic knock out tournament in world club football is known to all as simply the FA Cup.

Enjoy all of the thrills and spills of the most iconic knock out football, from cupsets to unknown players making a name for themselves and from big teams playing in front of 500 in a village to amateurs playing at Old Trafford- the FA Cup brings you it all and we bring you the FA Cup live.

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Watch The FA Cup Live

With so many matches and with many featuring ‘less fashionable’ clubs, it can be difficult for fans to watch FA Cup matches live.

That is no longer the case as thanks to our live streaming partners and there incredible live streaming console you watch live match action from the FA Cup online via there hugely impressive our live streaming partners live streaming console.


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Step 2: Click on “Soccer”, found at the left hand side of the page, in the darker area for desktops or at the top of the page on mobile devices.

Step 3: Find the match that is of interest to you and so long as a square with a > symbol appears, you can watch live.

Step 4: Click on the text stating the match (on the left hand side) and then on the play symbol to watch along live.

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How To Watch

To watch all of this great action from the FA Cup all that you need is a our live streaming partners account.

No matter if it is the FA Cup First Round, the FA Cup Second Round, the FA Cup 3rd Round, the FA Cup 4th Round, the FA Cup 5th Round or event he FA Cup Quarter Finals, the FA Cup Semi-Finals or the FA Cup Final.

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FA Cup

The FA Cup takes on 4 stages with the early matches seeing the best non-league teams fighting it out to take on League sides in the early rounds of the competition proper. We then get the rank outsiders taking on the top teams in round 3 and 4 before the later stages seeing the best take on the best.

With 100’s of matches each season taking part in the all parts of England and Wales, the good news is that you can now watch numerous matches from the FA Cup live and legally online via our live streaming partners and their incredible live streaming console.

The FA Cup was first held in the 1871-72 season, which makes it the world’s oldest knock out tournament and has gone on to become the most iconic as well as having been copied, or used as the template, for numerous football tournaments worldwide.

FA Cup Final

The final of the FA Cup is held at Wembley Stadium at the end of the football calendar each season and is one of the most watched matches in club football with the match shown around the globe. The FA Cup acts as a qualification route for the Europa League, with the winners getting there chance in Europe although in recent seasons it has often been the runner sup with the winners already having qualified for Europe via the Champions League.

Watch matches live from the early rounds of the competition through to the latter stages including top teams facing off and so called minnows chasing upsets, or Cupsets as they are know known.

The FA Cup is open to any eligible club down to the 10th level of the English footballing pyramid including of course all of the those in the Premier League and Football League (levels 1-4).

Here at our main focus for the FA Cup is live streaming of matches in what is often called the FA Cup proper- round 1 through to the final although we may feature any big matches from the early qualifying rounds.

In the early round of the competition our focus is on those matches that feature a possible shock result. These results that are often known as ‘Giant Killings’ or ‘Cupsets’ and in our opinion it is these types of matches that really make the FA Cup stand out.

Although knock out competitions between lower league teams and top flight teams happen in the majority of football playing countries around the world nowadays, there is something special about the FA Cup.

In other competitions there maybe 1 or 2 upsets per year but here in England we are lucky to have a competition where there is often numerous shocks per round.

FA Cup Schedule

Although the exact dates for the FA Cup change from one season to another the structure of the competition remains pretty much the same from one season to another. All of the teams entering the FA Cup from level 9 and 10 in the start by competing in what is known as an Extra-Preliminary Round, which is played in August.

The rest of the schedule is:

Qualifying Rounds
Preliminary Round (August)
First Round (September)
Second Round (September)
Third Round (October)
Fourth Round (October)
Competition Proper
First Round (November)
Second Round (December)
Third Round (January)
Fourth Round (January)
Fifth Round (February)
Sixth Round (March)
Semi-Finals (April)
Final (May)

Knockout football always offers up exciting and unpredictable entertaining action simply thanks to the very nature of it. Every team wants to win every match they take place in but non want the burden of extra time and/or the lottery of a penalty shootout. That means that in the majority of matches 1 or both teams have to attack to get the goals needed to send them through.

That can lead to higher ranked teams running away with matches but it can also leave them exposed, giving opportunities to the lower ranked teams and that is why we can often get upsets.

In recent seasons Premier League and ever increasingly Championship teams name ‘weakened’ teams for their early round matches and whilst this often doesn’t go down to well it does give more opportunities for teams coming up against them.

It also allows up and coming youngsters a chance to not only make it to the first team but also to impress in an internationally televised competition.

One of the biggest issues for fans in the FA Cup is that matches can often be arrange and/or re-arrange at short notice due to the nature of the competition but also due to television companies and their schedules. That can make it difficult for supporters to get to matches, especially if there is a long away trip involved.

The good news for fans of all clubs is that many FA Cup matches are shown live on TV, not only in the UK but also around the world and the majority of these matches can be watched 100% legally live online via our partners from right here at

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What Makes the FA Cup Must Watch Football

The FA Cup has all of the history and pedigree to make the tournament special no matter who is playing thanks to been the oldest the oldest club knock out tournament in the world but there is lots more that makes the tournament stand out.

With every tie been a knockout tie, every team goes into every match knowing that they have to be at their best and that they have to find a way to win.

No matter if you are a non-league team against a Premier League giant, you one goal is to find a way to win the game and that makes every match fascinating and makes every team dangerous.

When teams meet in the league, they go into the game knowing that they are on a relatively even keel but when it comes to cup games, you can have one team ranked much higher in the football pyramid than there opponent and that adds a whole new level of expectancy and a new level of pressure whilst on the flip side of that, it gives a whole new level of freedom to underdogs as they have nothing to lose.

The cup can also act as a springboard for clubs as lower league and non-league clubs can have their budgets vastly improved with a long cup run or a match against one of the giant whilst teams from all divisions can use the confidence boost of a good cup run as method to move up their own leagues.

For those stuck in mid-table mediocracy in the league, the cup can give there season a new focus and can give there fans something to get excited by whilst those in the Premier League mid table know that a route into Europe is in their hands.

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History of the FA Cup

The FA Cup, or the Football Association Cup, is the world’s oldest knock out football competition and it is also still the most famous and iconic but just as is the case with most tournament in the sporting world, the establishment of the FA Cup that is played in front of nearly 100,000 fans in attendance and watched by millions around the world each season in the modern era started life with humble and simpler beginnings.

In 1863, the newly formed Football Association in England published the laws of the sport to unify many variants of the sport been played at that time and by 1971, the then FA Secretary put forward a proposal for a cup competition for all clubs connected to the new association to play for.

This idea was deemed a good one and has proved to have been one of the best ideas in football ever, as it was just a few months later when the first edition of the cup took place starting in November 1871.

Only 13 games took place in that first edition which saw the Wanderers club crowned the first ever FA Cup winners.

The next season saw the same club win the cup, so the Wanderers were not just the first ever winners but they were the first club to retain their trophy.

The cup proved to be an almost instant success and by the 1888-89 season, it had grown and changed to become reminiscent of its modern offering as qualifying rounds where established.

There is a modern saying that is given when a lower level club beats a higher level club and that ‘the magic of the cup’ and the first instance of that came all of the way back in 1888 when Warwick County became the first non-league side to take on and defeat a top flight team when they won 1-2 at Stoke City.

In 1901, the next big shock occurred when Tottenham Hotspur, then a small non-league club playing in the Southern League became the first and only non-football league club win the cup when they defeated Sheffield United in a match played at Crystal Palace that saw a record crowd of 110,820 fans in attendance.

The match also made history as it was the first to be filmed, the first to show via tv footage that a referring decision was wrong and goal was wrongly allowed and after finishing 2-2, it was also the first final to go to a replay.

The 1915 went ahead despite the outbreak of war and in a final where Sheffield United defeated Chelsea at Old Trafford, the match became infamous as ‘The Khaki Cup Final’ due to the strong presence of military personnel at the game.

The next big step in the tournament becoming what we know it as came in 1923, which was the first final to be played at the Empire Stadium, the former Wembley Stadium. It is thought that over 200,000 people found themselves inside the stadium on that day despite a maximum capacity of 127,000, so it was no surprise to see many fans end up on the pitch and even when the game got under way after around an hour delay, there were still fans around the side of the pitch.

The next change came in time for the 1925-26 season when teams from the top 2 divisions received byes into the 3rd round for the first time.

After the cup took a break for WW2, the tournament return for the 1945-46 season when matches were all played over 2 legs to help clubs poor finances, although the final remained a 1 off game.

It took until the 1966-67 season for substitutes to be used in the cup for the very first time after many big matches, including a number of finals, were somewhat spoilt by teams losing players to injury or fatigue.

The 1970 cup final was the first Wembley final to go to a replay when Chelsea drew with Leeds but the replay had to be moved to Old Trafford due to the Wembley pitch damaged due to hosting the Horse of the Year show.

The early 1970’s saw a couple of special occasions for the tournament as the 1972 final won by Leeds United, was the centenary final whilst the 1973 final for the 50th anniversary of Wembley been the cup final venue.

The next big moment for the event came in 1981 when the 100th FA Cup, played between Spurs and Man City, was also the first final to go to a replay that was also played at Wembley.

In the 1990-91 season, the match between Arsenal and Leeds United, held in the 4th round, went to 3 replays, which led to a change in the rules to allow only 1 replay from the next season.

That also saw penalty kicks come into existence and the first match to go all of the way to a shoot out came in the next season edition of the cup when Rotherham United defeated Scunthorpe United 7-6 on pens.

In the 1993 season, Wembley was used for both semi-finals for the very first time, with one been the North London Derby and the other been the Sheffield Derby. Arsenal went on to win the final that season to become the first club to win both the FA Cup and the league Cup in the same season.

In 1999, Manchester United became the first defending champions to opt out of playing in the cup the season after winning as they chose the bigger money on offer at the inaugural FIFA Club World Championship played in Brazil. It was Darlington who took their place in that years event after winning a ‘lucky losers’ draw.

The new Millennium saw a huge change for the English Football Association Cup as the final was moved to Wales between 2001-2006, with the Millennium Stadium hosting the matches due to the redevelopment of Wembley Stadium.

The first FA Cup final to take place at the new Wembley Stadium was in 2007 when Chelsea took on and defeat Manchester United by a goal to nil in a game that went to extra time.

In 2008, all semi-finales were moved from neutral stadiums around the country to be played at Wembley.

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