Astro will be showing the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 #StayandPlay Cup LIVE on Astro SuperSport HD CH811 (SD CH831) and on eGG Network CH800. In support of Global Giving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, EA is bringing 20 professional footballers from 20 of Europe’s most historic clubs to compete in this cup.
As part of the Stay and Play Cup, EA will also donate US$1M to help support immediate and long-term relief as well as recovery in vulnerable communities most affected by Covid-19.
Professional footballers and teams competing:-
- England: Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur
- France: Olympique Lyonnais, Marseille, PSG
- Germany: Dortmund
- Spain: Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid, Valencia
- Portugal: Porto
- Italy: AS Roma
- Netherlands: Ajax, PSV Eindhoven
- Sweden: AIK, Djurgården
- Finland: HJK Helsinki
- Denmark: FC Copenhagen, Brondby
They will be playing a single elimination knockout tournament. Each match will be a one leg 1v1 match with 85-rated squads, with the winner advancing to the next round and the loser being knocked out of the tournament. The games will run starting from April 16 – April 20, and more details on who’ll be playing from each team will be released as the games go.
Here’s the roster for the first four games on Astro:
FIFA fans can also take part of the Stay and Play Cup by following every match live on the EA SPORTS FIFA Twitch channel, and stand a chance to earn rewards for watching with Twitch Drops. And it’s a good thing if you don’t have Astro as well, so check out their Twitch channel here!
While I know, it’s not really a replacement for English Premier League footie, it’s a welcome substitute.