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ESPN+ reaches new deal with FA Cup, including Final and Community Shield

With the Premier League back in action, Shaka Hislop and Mark Donaldson predict all of the fixtures ahead of week 2.

ESPN+ has reached a new multi-year deal to stream FA Cup matches -- including the FA Cup Final -- in the United States.

The deal also includes the FA Community Shield, the annual match between FA Cup and Premier League champions to start the English football season.

The FA Cup competition is the oldest domestic cup tournament in the world, and was first played in 1871-1872. Over 700 clubs in England are registered for the tournament.

Coverage for the 2018-19 tournament will begin on Nov. 10, with...


Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri says 'I haven't seen six players yet' after Shield defeat

Sergio Aguero scored twice, including his 200th goal with Manchester City, to lead his club to a 2-0 win over Chelsea and win the Community Shield.
ESPN FC's Paolo Bandini shares his thoughts on Maurizio Sarri's challenge to keep both Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois at Chelsea.
Steve Nicol lauds the Man City attack and inclusion of Riyad Mahrez, while expressing concern over the work ahead for Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea.

New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri lamented his depleted squad after his side fell 2-0 to Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday, saying he's yet to even see six players.

Chelsea had many of their World Cup participants back in action at Wembley as the likes of Willian, Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, Victor Moses and Wily Caballero all started against Chelsea.

But the six players whose national teams reached the semifinals -- France's N'Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud, Belgium's Thibaut...

When is the 2019 FA Cup final?

Chelsea won the 2018 FA Cup with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United.

One of the biggest days in the English season will see another winner crowned at Wembley. In the U.S., games can be watched on ESPN+.

When is the FA Cup final? 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

When is the semifinal?

Weekend of April 6-7, 2019

When is the quarterfinal?

Weekend of March 16-17, 2019

When is the fifth round?

Weekend of February 16-17, 2019

When is the fourth round?

Weekend of January 26-27, 2019

When is the third round?

Weekend of January 5-6, 2019


English FA Cup Home

 By Reuters

Managers in England subject to yellow, red cards for misconduct in technical area

Managers in English football will be shown yellow and red cards for misconduct in the technical area during competitive fixtures in the upcoming season, the Football Association (FA) announced on Tuesday.

Cards will be issued in the FA Cup, Football League, EFL Cup, EFL Trophy and National League. Managers and coaches in the Premier League, however, will not be issued cards, but given verbal warnings instead.

The decision comes after a review of the technical area code of conduct by the stakeholders...

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool will take 'any trophy' to end drought

Jurgen Klopp joins Mark Ogden to discuss his expectations for Liverpool's season, Mohamed Salah's fitness, his thoughts on Christian Pulisic and more.
Manchester United's Jose Mourinho insists it is funny to see Jurgen Klopp's stance on spending change from before the 2017/18 season.
Jurgen Klopp was impressed with Manchester City's young side after Liverpool beat them 2-1 but is remaining tight lipped on whether his side can win the league.

SHORT HILLS, N.J. -- Jurgen Klopp has told ESPN FC that Liverpool will accept "any trophy" next season as he attempts to end the club's silverware drought.

Liverpool, five-time European champions and 18-time English title winners, have won just one trophy -- the 2012 League Cup -- since Rafael Benitez guided the club to the FA Cup in 2006.

During this decade, Liverpool have finished as runners-up in every major competition, including last season's Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid...