Community Shield 2021 live telecast in India

The seasonal curtain-raiser, which is the FA Community Shield, is scheduled to be played on August 7, Saturday, ahead of the start of the new English Premier League season on August 14.

Manchester City, the defending Premier League champion, and Leicester City, last season’s FA Cup winner, will face off at the Wembley Stadium with the kick-off at 21:30 IST.

How can football fans in India watch the FA Community Shield 2021?

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 21:30 IST, right after the Olympics coverage.

Sony Pictures Network of channels had broadcast the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 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.