Last season’s FA Cup and Premier League champions face-off to kickstart the new English football season. Watch the Community Shield match live in India.
English football is back!
The FA Community Shield, the traditional curtain-raiser of the new English football season, where the champions of the previous the Premier League and FA Cup face each other, will be held this weekend on Saturday, August 29.
This time, the match is between two giants of English football, Liverpool and Arsenal, at the iconic Wembley stadium in London with the fixture available on live streaming in India.
This is Liverpool’s second-consecutive appearance in the FA Community Shield, having lost the 2019 title to Manchester City on penalties.
For Arsenal, this will be a first FA Community Shield appearance since the start of the 2017-18 season.
Liverpool won their first Premier League title in 2019-20, finishing 18 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City. It ended Liverpool’s three-decade long league title drought.
Arsenal, on the other hand, won a record 14th FA Cup after a comeback 2-1 win against London rivals Chelsea in the final.
Incidentally, both Liverpool and Arsenal share the record for most FA Community Shields, with 15 titles each.
The Arsenal vs Liverpool fixture has been played 195 times over the years. Liverpool edge the head-to-head with 72 victories to Arsenal’s 69, with a further 54 matches ending in draws.
The FA Community Shield has witnessed an Arsenal vs Liverpool fixture three times in the past. Liverpool have won two of those, in 1979 and 1989, while Arsenal’s sole victory came in 2002.
Arsenal vs Liverpool, 9:00 pm Indian Standard Time (IST)
Sony Network is the official broadcaster of the domestic English football season in India.
Arsenal vs Liverpool will be broadcast live on the Sony TEN 2 and Sony TEN 2 HD channels on TV. Live streaming of the FA Community Shield in India will be available on the digital platform SonyLIV.