If you weren’t able to catch the Westfield Matildas stunning 3-1 defeat over Brazil on Friday morning (AEST), you’ll have no excuse for the next two Tournament of Nations matches as they’re to be broadcast live on the ‘My Football Live’ app.
In May, Football Federation Australia (FFA) announced a five-year digital rights and sponsorship agreement with Telstra.
As part of the deal, Telstra have since created and launched the My Football Live app, which features all the latest news, information and video from Australia’s top teams and competitions.
This Monday and Friday morning, My Football Live will stream international football for the first time when the Westfield Matildas take on the USA and Japan at the Tournament of Nations.
It’s in addition to the FFA Cup broadcast on Wednesday night, and is just the start of a huge year of live football on the My Football Live app.
Every fixture played throughout the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 Season – which kicks off on October 19 when Adelaide United host Sydney FC – will be available live via the app, as will selected Westfield W-League, Caltex Socceroos, and Westfield Matildas matches.
FFA Chief Executive Officer, Mr David Gallop AM, said he’s delighted that a game from a competition established to unite the grassroots and professional levels of football in Australia will be the first to be streamed via the My Football Live app.
“When we announced our digital rights partnership with Telstra in May, part of our promise to football fans was to make football more readily accessible on mobile devices,” said Gallop.
“Over the past three months a significant amount of work has gone into the My Football Live app.”
“I would like to thank Telstra, FOX SPORTS, as well as many of our staff who have worked tirelessly on this project,” he said.
Joe Pollard, Group Executive Media and Chief Marketing Officer, Telstra, said: “Telstra is the home of live Australian sport on-the-go, and we’re committed to making matches available to all Australians on their mobiles, and live, fast and data-free for Telstra customers”.
“The demand by sports-mad fans live streaming their favourite games has reached unprecedented levels with the audience subscribing to Telstra’s Live Pass increasing to well over 1.5 million.”
The My Football Live app is available via a free download from both the App Store and Google Play Store.
Telstra mobile customers can access all match live streams free of charge as part of their plans, while non-Telstra customers can unlock matches by purchasing a $99.99 annual Live Pass, $16.99 monthly Live Pass, or $4.99 weekly Live Pass. Telstra are also offering a free two (2) weeks trial for all new subscribers.
The Westfield Matildas huge clash with the United States will kick off 9am Monday morning (AEST), while the replay of the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup Final against Japan is 7:45am Friday morning (AEST).