Chelsea. Manchester United. FA Cup Final. Wembley Stadium. It's a fixture that English Premier League fans will be salivating over. Two of the biggest clubs - and two with very strong support Down Under - clash this Sunday morning, Australia time. If you're looking to catch the game live, here's when and how you can do just that.
What Is The FA Cup?
One of the oldest knockout competitions in world soccer — or football, as it is more globally known. It draws in English teams from all around that country, regardless of the level of play they're at. Though it's rare, you can see teams outside the Premier League and the English League make their way into some of the bigger games.
This year, Chelsea and Manchester United are the two teams remaining out of the initial 737. In last year's final, Chelsea lost to Arsenal 2-1, so there's a bit of venom in 'em to get up and grab the cup this year.
When Is The 2018 FA Cup Final
With a local kick-off time of 5:15pm May 19, if you're in Australia you are going to be up really early, or continue your Saturday evening partying into the early hours — of course, WA viewers get a pretty decent start time, if they're night owls.
The kick-off time translates to 2:15am AEST, Sunday May 20 but coverage starts at around 1:45am AEST.
Here’s that time in all capital cities:
- Perth, WA: 11:45pm (May 19)
- Darwin, NT: 1:15am
- Adelaide, SA: 1:15am
- Brisbane, QLD: 1:45am
- Sydney, NSW: 1:45am
- Canberra, ACT: 1:45am
- Melbourne, VIC: 1:45am
- Hobart, TAS: 1:45am
How To Watch The FA Cup Final
Blessed be our lord and saviour SBS, who carry the game on free to air TV and start rolling at 1:45am, May 20. You can obviously flick over to SBS which hovers around Channel 30 in HD.
SBS also suggest that you will be able to stream the game to a PC or Mac from their football focused website "The World Game". If you head over there just prior to the game, you'll be hit with your livestream. Perfect if you haven't got a TV because those things are dying.
If you want to stream to one of your various devices, you need to grab The World Game App - that's available on both the Play Store and the App Store. That;ll give you streaming access on your Android and iOS devices, for free.
For those that miss out live, they can go to SBS OnDemand and watch the game for free, on delay, afterward.