Footballs Staying Home Cup: Where can I watch today’s England Fifa 20 tournament?

Some of England’s leading players will go head-to-head from their living rooms over Easter as part of a new FIFA 20 tournament launched by the FA.

With real action suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, players will find themselves in limbo over the holiday weekend — usually one of the most intense times of the season when leagues are nearing their climax.

The #Footballsstayinghome Cup kicks off on Friday, with the 16 players including Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander Arnold and Olympique Lyonnais defender Lucy Bronze set to battle it out on the popular video game.

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Fans can follow the action on the FA’s Twitter and YouTube channels from 17.00 GMT on Friday with commentary provided by leading esports commentators Brandon Smith and Richard Buckley.

Other players include Jadon Sancho, Mason Mount, Callum Wilson, James Maddison, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham, Todd Cantwell and Ryan Sessegnon.

The competition, which will run into next week, hopes to raise awareness for the National Emergencies Trust which is providing help to charities and foundations assisting those most impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Where can I watch it?

You can watch the Fifa matches on the FA’s Twitter and YouTube channels.

What time are the matches?

The opening round gets underway across @England’s Twitter and YouTube channels from 5pm on Good Friday (10 April).

The following matches will take place next week.

What are the opening fixtures?

  • Trent Alexander-Arnold vs Max Aarons
  • Reiss Nelson vs Ryan Sessegnon
  • Todd Cantwell vs Mason Mount
  • Callum Wilson vs James Maddison
  • Lucy Bronze vs Ellie Roebuck
  • Tammy Abraham vs Callum Hudson-Odoi
  • Jordan Nobbs vs Eddie Nketiah
  • Marcus Rashford vs Jadon Sancho

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