The opening game of the FA Cup is to be streamed live on Facebook – the first live football match to be broadcast on the social networking site.
FA Cup sponsor Budweiser brokered the deal with non-league teams Ascot United and Wembley FC. The live stream from Ascot’s ground will be made available via an app built into the US brewer’s UK Facebook page.
Budweiser said that the match, which takes place on 19th August, will only be available to those of legal drinking age. Viewers must be aged 18 and over and have “liked” Budweiser’s Facebook page to gain access to the free live stream.
Facebook said that the live stream is not sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by or associated with the social networking website.