The FA Cup final remains the showpiece game in English football, signalling the end of the season and the beginning of summer.

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Well, most of that remains true. Of course, May has come and gone, we’re deep into July, and Premier League fixtures are still going ahead at full steam, with no fresh FA Cup holders.

Against all the odds, football returned under COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and so too has the FA Cup, with quarter-finals and semi-finals being played behind closed doors.

Teams from amateur divisions up to reigning champions Manchester City have been steadily sifted out of the annual tournament with Arsenal overcoming Pep Guardiola’s men to claim a place in the final.

Chelsea triumphed over Manchester United in the second tie, setting up an all-London final at the Home of Football.

Millions of fans – and even non-football supporters – will tune in for the national television event, but how can you watch the 2020 edition? has rounded up everything you need to know about how to watch the FA Cup final on TV and online.

What time is the FA Cup final?

The FA Cup final will kick off at an unconfirmed time on Saturday 1st August 2020.

Last season’s final got underway at 5:00pm and a similar time can be expected for the next showpiece game.

Where is the FA Cup final?

The FA Cup final will take place at Wembley, London behind closed doors in front of a minimal crowd made up of teams and officials.

It won’t be the same as a 90,000-strong packed-out Wembley, but you can expect the FA to still put on a spectacle for the millions tuning in at home.

How to watch the FA Cup final on TV and live stream

The FA Cup final will be broadcast live on BBC, as it has been since the 1937 clash between Sunderland and Preston North End.

Fans can tune into BBC One or watch via BBC iPlayer to soak up the action.

Alternatively, you can also catch the FA Cup final on BT Sport.


  • Occurred Saturday, August 1st, 2020 — all day
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