Warning! Be prepared to make alternate viewing plans in case your local FOX station won’t be showing the Manchester United vs. Spurs FA Cup semifinal this weekend. That’s because many FOX stations nationwide, particularly in Texas, will be televising live coverage of the funeral for former First Lady Barbara Bush.
On Saturday, the Barbara Bush funeral will be televised by many channels from Noon-3pm ET. And the important semifinal between Manchester United and Tottenham from Wembley Stadium in London? That’s scheduled to kick off at 12:15pm ET on the over-the-air national FOX network.
A few FOX stations have either moved Manchester United-Spurs to an alternate FOX station or will join the match in progress after the funeral has ended. For example, WFTX in Fort Myers will join the game in progress around the 60th minute of the match. In Houston, FOX channel KRIV is moving the game to its sister station KTXH, while WSVN in Miami is moving the game to its digital 7.2 station.
FOX News is making a live special report available to FOX networks across the entire country, so there’ll likely be more stations picking up the Bush funeral feed instead of broadcasting the FA Cup semifinal.
What are the alternatives? The match will also be shown live in Spanish on FOX Deportes as well as streamed live on FOX Sports GO. If you’re a cord cutter, you can use your streaming login details to watch the game via FOX Deportes or FOX Sports GO. For example, you can select fuboTV from the list of providers in the FOX Sports GO app and use your fuboTV login details to stream the game live to your phone, laptop or connected TV.