Strikers FFA Cup Semi Final Goes Worldwide

Sep 25, 2019 by

Brisbane Strikers fans across the world can revel in the ‘Magic of the Cup’ following confirmation of international television broadcasts for their history-making FFA Cup Semi Final.

Brisbane Strikers’ upcoming FFA Cup Semi Final against Hyundai A-League club Melbourne City – the first to ever be played in Queensland – will be aired on television in major international markets providing unprecedented reach for the club’s most far flung fans next Tuesday night (AEST).

The exposure will see the match screened in the United Kingdom, United States of America, Germany, China and south-east Asia in addition to being shown live in Australia by the FFA Cup broadcast partner Fox Sports.

The broadcasts are a boon for a raft of Brisbane Strikers players and staff with family and friends in the selected international markets.

A heavy contingent of players and staff have family ties to England, Scotland and Northern Ireland – where the match will be screened on BT Sport.

Amongst them is 19-year-old attacker Josh Matcham, who has scored twice in the club’s FFA Cup campaign to date.

“I lived in the UK until my early teens and I have family in Manchester, Lancashire and Yorkshire,” Matcham said.

“I never thought I would be able to play a game on the proper television so that family and mates can watch.”

“As a kid you dream of playing football on television and now it is a reality because of the FFA Cup.”

Also tuning in will be family of 19-year-old fullback Lloyd Cabilan in the Philipinnes, where the match will be screened on Bein Sports.

“Mostly my dad’s side of the family is on an island called Cebu, but my mum is also over there at the moment for a few weeks,” Cabilan said.

“They were scared they were going to miss out on seeing the game because they usually come to the games here.”

“So it’s great to know they will be able to watch it over there.”

However, it is not just the players that will garner support for Brisbane Strikers from across the globe.

Team Physiotherapist Will Jordan said his brother will be eager to tune in from New York City, with ESPN broadcasting the game in the United States.

“I’m hoping he can watch it in a bar in Queens and cheer us on,” Jordan said.

The international footprint of the match is unprecedented for Brisbane Strikers, with the potential audience eclipsing the club’s famous 1997 National Soccer League Grand Final win.

Match Details

FFA Cup 2019 Semi Final

Brisbane Strikers v Melbourne City FC
Tuesday, October 1 @ 7:30PM (AEST)
Perry Park, Bowen Hills

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Broadcasters

Fox Sports, Kayo & and MyFootball Live App.
BT Sports – United Kingdom
Sport Digital – Germany
Bein Sports – South-east Asia (including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines)
ESPN – United States of America
CSM – China

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