Watch the 2017 FA Cup Final with a VPN

Published: Feb 24, 2016

Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 @ 9:59 am

The 2016-2017 Emirates Football Association Challenge Cup is well underway, with 736 teams now entering the tournament.

Ultimately, only one can be crowned champion, with the winners securing a spot in the UEFA Europa League.

Tune in for the final match with ExpressVPN’s viewing guide.

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How a VPN makes it easier to watch the FA Cup

With a VPN in your arsenal, you can stream every match live.

A VPN allows you to route your internet connection and all its associated traffic through a server of your choice.

With ExpressVPN, you’ll add an extra layer of security to your connection without hampering speed!

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Follow this guide to watch the 2017 FA Cup Final online with a VPN

The FA Cup is one of the few competitions in professional sports where lower-division local teams get the chance to knock out their big-name rivals. The 136th edition of the world’s oldest football tournament will culminate in a final match on Saturday, May 27, at Wembley Stadium in London.

Here’s how to watch:

  1. Sign up for an ExpressVPN account.
  2. Install ExpressVPN on any device you want to watch the FA Cup on.
  3. Connect to a VPN server location in the United Kingdom.
  4. Head to the BBC iPlayer website or download the BBC iPlayer desktop app, iOS app, or Android app.
  5. Navigate to the FA Cup final live stream and watch the championship as it happens!

Note that in some cases, BBC’s iPlayer will alert you that the content is not available in your location even if the VPN is set to a UK server. If that happens, you need to clear your cookies. Do so either in your browser settings or by using a browser plug-in/extension like EditThisCookie.

Other ways to watch the FA Cup online

Maybe you prefer to watch it non-British commentary. No problem! If you have a U.S. cable subscription that includes ESPN Deportes, you can also stream the FA Cup final live on FOX Sports Go, though the commentary will be in Spanish.

If you don’t have a cable subscription, you can buy a paid subscription to FOX Soccer 2Go and stream the game there. Be sure to switch ExpressVPN to a server located in the U.S. if you’re not in the country.

Canadian cable TV subscribers can also watch the game on Sportsnet World Now. Again, set ExpressVPN to a city in Canada if you’re out of the country, then log in using your cable TV account details. You can also pay for a separate digital-only subscription if you don’t have cable.

If none of those options work for you, check for more official live listings on Live Soccer TV, a website that aggregates streams from around the world. The site will notify you if geo-restrictions apply, in which case just set ExpressVPN to the appropriate country and clear cookies to watch.

Who’s winning the FA Cup?

With one hand already on the Premier League trophy, Chelsea is gunning for a double in year one under Antonio Conte. They will be facing a Spurs side that’s also hot on their tail in the race for the Premiership. Don’t miss this exciting semifinal tie!

Elsewhere, Arsenal and Manchester City will be looking to win their first piece of silverware this season. While an FA Cup trophy will certainly help cool the heat around one manager, a loss can only turn up the pressure on the loser for next year!

Which team will reign supreme come championship week? Get your VPN and find out!

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