It is time for the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup, and football fans from all over the world are desperate to know how they can watch the action online. Sadly, not every nation in the world shows the FA cup live on TV. What’s more, online streams of the FA Cup are geo-restricted for copyright reasons. This makes it tough to stream FA Cup matches in some places.
The good news is that with a VPN for FA Cup, anybody, anywhere, can unblock the Quarter Final round of the FA Cup. A VPN allows you to pretend to be in a different country, the result is that geo-restrictions are lifted and you can watch Quarter Final FA Cup matches.
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When are the FA Cup Quarter Finals?
The Quarter Final round of the FA Cup takes place on Saturday March 17 and Sunday March 18, 2018. Both Sunday matches are showing on the UK’s BBC ONE on iPlayer for free!
Where Can I Watch Quarter Final FA Cup Matches?
The easiest way to watch some FA Cup matches in on BBC iPlayer. Sadly, not every match will be shown for free on iPlayer.
The good news is that both Sunday games are showing for free on BBC iPlayer: so you can use ExpressVPN to watch half of the quarterfinals for free! Simply connect to a VPN in the UK to unblock the BBC One streams.
If you want to watch the soccer on Fox Sports 1 or Fox Sports 2 (USA), we strongly recommend Sling TV. Sling TV provides access to Fox sports for just $20 per month. It also provides a 7-day free trial: so you can watch a few matches for free! To do so simply connect to a VPN server in the US.
What time are the Quarter Final FA Cup Matches?
Saturday, March 17, 2018
- Swansy City VS Tottenham Hotspur at 12:15 GMT on BT Sport 1 UK and Fox Sports 1 US.
- Manchester United VS Brighton and Hove Albion at 19:45 GMT on BT Sport 1 UK and Fox Sports 2 US.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
- Wigan Athletic VS Southampton at 13:30 GMT on BBC One on iPlayer and Fox Sports 1 US
- Leicester City VS Chelsea at 16:30 GMT on BBC One on iPlayer and Fox Sports 2 US.
Which FA Cup Quarter Round Fixtures Can I watch?
The good news is that anybody anywhere can EASILY watch both Sunday matches of the FA Cup (Wigan Athletic VS Southampton and Leicester City VS Chelsea) because they are both showing on the UK’s BBC One channel. To watch the matches simply connect to a UK VPN server and head over to BBC iPlayer.
If you are a UK resident with a BT Sports subscription – but happen to be out of the country – you can use a VPN to pretend to be in the UK to watch streams of both Saturday FA Cup Quarter Finals.
Anybody that doesn’t have a BT Sports subscription will need to use Sling TV to watch Fox Sports coverage of the Saturday matches.
How to watch FA Cup Quarter Finals with a VPN
If you are located outside of the UK and you want to watch the FA Cup on BT Sport you will need to use a VPN. This is because BT Sport is only available in the British Isles. A VPN is also needed to watch the free-view matches on BBC iPlayer. This is because iPlayer is also restricted outside of the UK.
If you prefer to watch an FA Cup match on one of the other international options simply connect to a VPN server in the correct country. To unblock any of the matches mentioned in this article, follow these simple steps:
- Select a VPN service. To stream the FA Cup Quarter FInals live we recommend ExpressVPN, because it has fast lightning fast servers all over the globe.
- If you prefer a few more VPN options check out our 5 Best VPNs for Sports list.
- Install the VPN software on your PC, laptop, Mac, Android or iOS device. ExpressVPN allows you to install the VPN software on three devices to watch the football on any device.
- Choose OpenVPN encryption protocol in the menu (this encryption will keep you most secure).
- Connect to a server in the location where you want to stream the football (ExpressVPN has servers in 94 countries – including UK and the US – which is why we recommend it).
- Head over to the website where you want to stream the Quarter Final Round of the FA Cup.
Remember a VPN’s encryption stops your ISP from knowing what you are doing online, by providing strong digital privacy. This means no one knows what a VPN user is doing online.
How to Pay for FOX with a Virtual Card
Foreigners can use a VPN and a virtual US credit card, or virtual US bank account, to purchase a streaming subscription to a US streaming service to watch FOX Sports 1 and 2. These virtual services are available online. Here are some examples:
- Entropay provides a virtual US credit card service (and virtual payment options for other locations around the world too) that allows people to “Create disposable virtual cards on the fly and pay online like a local.”
- Money Polo provides a virtual credit card service that will allow you to pay for FOX Sports online. This service is said to be a little bit cheaper than Entropay.
- EcoPayz allows people to make a one-time payment virtual credit card. This is great for people that only want to use it once.
These services are currently untested by our team, but they should work fine. There are also plenty of other virtual card services on the market and any one of them might be a reasonable option – but please take care to do some research before you use any of them. The three services mentioned have a good reputation.
When are the FA Cup Semi-Finals?
The draw for the Semifinals will happen after the Quarter Finals are complete.
The easiest way to watch the two free matches on the BBC is using the VPN service ExpressVPN. ExpressVPN also has servers in all of the other countries that are showing FA Cup matches. That means it is also the best VPN for those streaming options. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave us a message below. For more VPN options check out our 5 Best VPNs for Sports.
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