Teams without a backbone do not win a Premier’s Plate or an A-League title. Only a fool would disagree with the obvious simplicity of that statement.
The final of the FFA Cup will see Adelaide United and Melbourne City clash for the first silverware of the Australian season. This is The Roar’s guide to live streaming the match online, or watching it on TV.
The FFA Cup final is scheduled to get underway at 7:30pm (AEDT), with the match to be held at Coopers Stadium in Adelaide on Wednesday, October 23.
The Reds made their way into yet another decider of Australia’s premier football knockout competition with a victory away from home in the semi-finals over the Central Coast Mariners.
Melbourne, on the other hand, had to survive an early scare as they travelled to play NPL club the Brisbane Strikers, but after giving up the first goal, they charged away with what ended up being a win on the back of the classy Jamie Maclaren, who has been scoring goals for fun throughout the tournament.
The FFA Cup final will be televised around Australia by Fox Sports. They will broadcast the game on Channel 505, with coverage commencing at 7pm (AEDT), which is half an hour ahead of kick-off.
To watch the match on TV, you will need to have a valid Foxtel TV subscription, complete with the sports package of channels.
If you’d prefer to live stream the match online, then there will be a couple of ways to do so, using the Fox Sports coverage.
The best of these options is to go through Kayo Sports, who have the rights to all of Foxtel’s sporting content and other selected events for $25 per month.
Otherwise, you’ll also be able to stream Foxtel channels through their traditional application, known as Foxtel Now.
If, however, you’d prefer to live stream the match but already have a valid TV subscription with login details, you’ll be able to use the Foxtel App.
Here at The Roar, we will cover the match with live scores, a blog, and highlights from 7:15pm (AEDT).
Date: Wednesday, October 23
Kick-off: 7:30pm (AEDT)
Expected finish time: 9:30pm (AEDT)
Venue: Coopers Stadium, Adelaide
TV: Live, Fox Sports
Online: Live, Foxtel App, Foxtel Now, Kayo Sports, My Football App
Betting: Adelaide United $2.40, Melbourne City $2.60
Referee: Alex King
Assistant referees: Shaun Evans, Adam Kersey
Fourth official: Josh Mannella
1. Daniel Margush (Gk), 2. Michael Marrone, 4. Ryan Strain, 5. Michael Maria, 6. Vince Lia, 7. Ryan Kitto, 8. Riley Mcgree, 11. Kristian Opseth, 14. George Blackwood, 16. Nathan Konstandopoulos, 17. Nikola Mileusnic, 18. Lachlan Brook, 20. Paul Izzo (Gk), 22. Michael Jakobsen, 24. Pacifique Niyongabire, 26. Benjamin Halloran, 27. Louis D’arrigo, 29. Kusini Yengi, 30. Isaac Richards (Gk), 31. Mirko Boland, 32. Carlo Armiento, 35. Al Hassan Toure
1. Thomas Glover (Gk), 2. Scott Galloway, 3. Scott Jamieson, 4. Harrison Delbridge, 6. Joshua Brillante, 7. Rostyn Griffiths, 8. Marcelo Javier Cabrera Rivero, 11. Craig Noone, 13. Nathaniel Atkinson, 17. Denis Genreau, 19. Lachlan Wales, 20. Adrian Nicolas Luna Retamar, 21. Ramy Najjarine, 22. Curtis Good, 23. Dean Bouzanis (Gk), 29. Jamie Maclaren, 30. Moudi Najjar, 34. Connor Metcalfe, 35. Raphael Borges Rodrigues, 37. Gianluca Iannucci, 40. Richard Windbichler, 42. Ahmad Taleb (Gk)