Update: Arsenal won the FA CUP 2014 after Hull City had 2 goals ahead. Final score: Arsenal 3 – Hull City 2.
This article presents the available options for watching online the FA Cup Final on May 17, 2014 between Arsenal and Hull City. Also a list of TV broadcasters from all over the World is included.
If you are a fan of the English football or soccer (as the game is called in the United States) then you can not miss the final of the FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the World. Wigan Athletic are the current holders (1-0 against Manchester City in 2013), but in 2014 the cup will go to either Arsenal or Hull City.
FA Cup history and format
The FA Cup or the Football Association Challenge Cup is an annual knockout cup competition, open to all English and Wales teams who compete in Premier League, the Football League and all Steps of the FA National League System, from the largest clubs to the amateur teams.
The competition consists of 14 rounds in a knockout system with pairings for each round drawn at random. Each tie is played as a single leg. A replay is played if a match is drawn. Drawn replays are settled with extra time and penalty shootouts.
FA Cup Finals
The most exciting feature of this competition is the fact that, during the years, many “small” teams have reached the final and, sometimes, they even won it. Here is the complete list of the previous Finals and Winners in The FA Cup.
What team has won the most FA Cup Finals? Take a look to the top 5 winner list:
Thus, Arsenal has the chance to get equal to Manchester United at the top of the list!
FA Cup Final 2014
For those interested in statistics: the final can decide the top scorer of the 2014 competition. Matty Fryatt (Hull City) has 4 goals scored and it needs 2 to get to the top. Also, two Arsenal players, Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski, with 3 goals each have their chances.
For sure, the Arsenal vs Hull City will be an entertaining game, hopefully with a lot of goals!
FA Cup Final On TV
The event will be screened in countries all over the World, by the following broadcasters:
|United Kingdom||ITV and BT Sport|
|US & Caribbean||Fox Soccer Channel|
|Middle East||Al-Jazeera Sports|
|Mexico, Guatalemala, Honduras, Nicaragua,Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic, El Salvador||Sky Mexico|
|Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia,Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay||ESPN|
|Armenia||Armenian Second TV Channel|
|Belgium||Telenet & BETV|
|China||Tencent and Sina|
|Czech Republic||Nova Sport|
|India||ESPN Star Sports|
|Myanmar||Shwe Lan Thin Sky Net|
|Turkey||TRT & TT Net|
|Vietnam||Ho Chi Minh TV|
FA Cup Final on the Internet
The FA Cup Final will also be streamed online on several sites. Unfortunately, they are geo-restricted, meaning that they are only accessible to Internet users located in certain countries or regions. You may find below the list of broadcasters that stream the FA Cup Final 2014 and the access restrictions:
|United Kingdom||English||ITV||Free in UK.|
|Germany||German||Sport1+||Subscription-based access. Only available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland.|
|United States||English||FoxSoccer2Go||Subscription-based access ($19.99 per month). Only available in US.|
Watch FA Cup Final 2014 live online using VPN or DNS services
If you are not located in UK, US, Germany, Austria or Switzerland and you want to to watch the final online you have the following options:
- Install Sopcast and find a TV channel that screens the match. Sopcast is available for Windows, Mac and Android. This solution is completely free, but, depending on the number of users, the quality of the transmission may vary.
- Use a VPN service that unlocks the geo-restricted websites that stream the final only. You may try HideMyAss or ibVPN, VPN services that offer servers located in all the targeted countries: UK, US and Germany. With ibVPN you may simply get their 6-hour trial and see the final for free.
- Use a SmartDNS service to unlock ITV, the site that can be accessed for free in UK: ibDNS, Unblock-US or Unotelly.
- Use a Unotelly to unlock FoxSoccer2Go. Please be aware that FoxSoccer2Go is subscription based.
I can wait to see the FA Cup Final 2014 and, honestly, I would like Arsenal to win it. There are a lot of TV channels that screen the final live, but, if you do not have access to a TV, you may still enjoy the final by accessing the sites that stream it online (even if they are geo-restricted). Let the game begin!