Community Shield 2020 live telecast in India

The seasonal curtain-raiser, which is the FA Community Shield, is scheduled to be played on August 29, Saturday, ahead of the start of the new English Premier League season on September 12.

Liverpool, the defending Premier League champion and Arsenal, last season’s FA Cup winner, will face off at the Wembley Stadium with the kick-off at 21:00 IST.

How can football fans in India watch the FA Community Shield 2020?

FA Community Shield broadcast in India

Fans in India can watch the match on Sony Ten 2 HD and Ten 2 channels on Saturday evening. The coverage starts at 20:30 IST with a pre-match show, while the kick-off is 30 minutes later.

Sony Pictures Network of channels broadcast the 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions of the FA Community Shield as well.

Why is the FA Community Shield played?

The Community Shield is an equivalent of the Super Cup that is played in other countries and also between the winners of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

The funds generated from this fixture get distributed to the community-based initiatives and charities.