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Colchester United vs. Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup live stream 2016: Game time, TV schedule, and how to watch online

Big match, itty bitty stadium.

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It's the FA Cup again! Can't you feel the magic? Spurs are on the southeastern coast of England in the heart of Essex today for a fourth round match against Colchester United in the preeminent English football tournament.

Who are Colchester, you might ask? Well, so did we! Colchester have made an improbable run to the fourth round, considering they are currently bottom of the League One table with 22 points. Even though this is a home match for the U's, Spurs should still be considered heavy (heavy!) favorites to win today and continue on in the FA Cup. But don't tell that to Liverpool, who nearly bottled it against Exeter in the last round. It's never good to be complacent, even against minnows that are really bad. Expect Colchester to give Spurs their best shot and sing their lungs out, even if they don't win. Remarkably, this is the first time these two clubs have ever played each other in a competitive match (they played a scoreless draw in a 2013 preseason friendly), so there's a bit of history going on here as well.

As far as the lineup goes, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  Spurs are probably going to heavily rotate, which means Michel Vorm, rotated fullbacks, Son Heung-Min up top, and some combination of Tom Carroll, Nabil Bentaleb, Nacer Chadli, and/or Josh Onomah in the midfield. As far as the central defenders go, it's tempting to wonder whether Cameron Carter-Vickers gets a spot on the bench, but my best guess is we'll see Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer today, if only so they get used to playing with each other.



Lineups will be posted when they are announced by the clubs.

How to Watch

Date/time: Saturday, January 30, 2016, 12:45 p.m. (UK), 7:45 a.m. ET (USA)
Venue: White Hart Lane, North London, UK
Official: Michael Oliver
TV: Fox Sports 1 (USA), BT Sport 2 (UK), Sportsnet World (Canada), ESPN (Australia), other listings at
Streaming: Fox Sports GoFox Soccer2Go (USA)
Radio: Audio streamed at, also BBC Radio 5Live and TalkSport

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