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The FA Cup Final 2014 – How to Watch It Online And On TV

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:

Club Wins Appearances Last won
Manchester United 11 18 2004
Arsenal 10 17 2005
Tottenham Hotspur 8 9 1991
Liverpool 7 14 2006
Chelsea 7 11 2012

Thus, Arsenal has the chance to get equal to Manchester United at the top of the list!

FA Cup Final 2014

And now … the FA Cup Final 2014! It will take place on May, 17 at 5pm GMT (get your local time here) on Wembley Stadium.

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:

Country Channels
United Kingdom United Kingdom ITV and BT Sport
US 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
Africa Supersport
Armenia Armenia Armenian Second TV Channel
Australia Australia ESPN
Austria Austria TBC
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan AZTV
Belgium Belgium Telenet & BETV
Bulgaria Bulgaria Nova Sport
Bosnia Bosnia Sportklub
Cambodia Cambodia TBC
Canada Canada Rogers Sportsnet
China China Tencent and Sina
Croatia Croatia Sportklub
Czech Republic Czech Republic Nova Sport
Denmark Denmark SBS Media
France France beIN Sport
Holland Holland Eredivisie
Hong Kong Hong Kong PCCW
Georgia Georgia EBEL
Germany Germany Sport 1
Greece Greece Nova TV
Hungary Hungary PragoSport
France Iceland 365 Media
India India ESPN Star Sports
Indonesia Indonesia Trans TV
Israel Israel Charlton
Italy Italy TBC
Japan Japan Fuji TV
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan EBEL
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan EBEL
Laos Laos TBC
Macedonia Macedonia SportKlub
Malaysia Malaysia Astro
Malta Malta Melita
Moldova Moldova EBEL
Montenegro Montenegro Sportklub
Myanmar Myanmar Shwe Lan Thin Sky Net
Norway Norway TV2
Phillipines Phillipines TBC
Poland Poland TBC
Portugal Portugal Sport TV
Romania Romania Pro TV
Russia Russia Rossiya 2
Serbia Serbia Sportklub
Singapore Singapore SingTel
Slovakia Slovakia Nova Sport
Slovenia Slovenia Sportklub
South Korea South Korea SBS
Spain Spain TBC
Sweden Sweden TBC
Switzerland Switzerland TBC
Tajikistan Tajikistan EBEL
Thailand Thailand BBTV
Turkey Turkey TRT & TT Net
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan EBEL
Ukraine Ukraine TRK
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan EBEL
Vietnam 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:

Country Language Website Notes
United Kingdom United Kingdom English ITV Free in UK.
Germany Germany German Sport1+ Subscription-based access. Only available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland.
United States 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Use a SmartDNS service to unlock ITV, the site that can be accessed for free in UK: ibDNS, Unblock-US or Unotelly.
  4. Use a Unotelly to unlock FoxSoccer2Go. Please be aware that FoxSoccer2Go is subscription based.

Conclusion

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!

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