LiveScore-CLI on Ubuntu 20.04 Get Premier League and Soccer Scores

LiveScore-CLI on Ubuntu 20.04 Get Premier League and Soccer Scores

LiveScore-CLI provides the football league information. It is a command-line based program that fetches the data from the LiveScore website (https://www.livescore.com/en/) and presents the fixtures, tables, and real-time scores. LiveScore-CLI requires Python3 that comes pre-installed on Ubuntu 20.04.

Install and Use LiveScore-CLI on Ubuntu 20.04:

The LiveScore-CLI repository is placed on GitHub. In order to install and use LiveScore-CLI on Ubuntu 20.04, we need to clone the LiveScore-CLI repository using the git command.

First, update the apt repository using the command below:

$ sudo apt update

Now, install the git command:

$ sudo apt install git

Press 'y' to continue installing the git command.

The LiveScore-CLI requires a Python interpreter. Moreover, it is dependent on two Python libraries: BeautifulSoup and Requests.

The BeautifulSoup library will be installed while performing the LiveScore-CLI setup. On the other hand, the Requests library comes pre-installed with Python, therefore, there is a need to install it manually. And to install the BeautifulSoup library, we require the PIP3, which is a Python package installer. Write the below-given command to install PIP3:

$ sudo apt install python3-pip

Press 'y' to continue installing PIP3.

Next, clone the LiveScore-CLI using the appended git command:

$ git clone https://github.com/codeezer/livescore-cli.git

Navigate to the LiveScore-CLI directory using the below-given command:

$ cd livescore-cli

Now we have to run the setup file. While running the setup file, the BeautifulSoup library will be downloaded. Type the given command to run the setup file:

$ ./setup

The setup is completed.

Launch and use LiveScore-CLI:

With the LiveScore-CLI, you can see the results and data of different leagues like Barclay's Premier League (bpl), Laliga, Bundesliga, Seriea, Ligue1, and Portugal football league.

The syntax of the livescore command is as follows:

$ livescore [option][league-name]

The below-given table presents the league names and their respective commands:

League name Command
Barclay's Premier League bpl
Laliga laliga
Bundesliga bundeslig
Seriea seriea
Ligue1 ligue1
Portugese Primera Liga portugal

The following options can be used with the livescore command:

Option Description
-h Shows the help
-v Shows the verbose output
-t Shows the League Table
-s Shows the Score
-ts Shows the Top Scorers

Let's see the results and scores of Barclay's Premier League.

Once the setup is completed, execute the following command to launch LiveScore-CLI from the command line:

$ livescore -t bpl

The output shows the Barclay's Premier League table on the command-line.

To see the verbose output, type the command with the -v option:

$ livescore -v bpl

Use -s option with livescore command to view the scores:

$ livescore -s bpl


The LiveScore-CLI is a command-line based program that provides the real-time scores, fixtures, and tables of football leagues. It requires Python3 and is dependent on BeautifulSoup and Requests library. This article explains the LiveScore-CLI installation and uses on Ubuntu 20.04.

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Kamran Sattar Awaisi

I am a software engineer and a research scholar. I like to write article and make tutorial on various IT topics including Python, Cloud Computing, Fog Computing and Deep Learning. I love to use Linux based operating systems.

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