Football: FA Cup Final in London

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Don't miss the football FA Cup Final in London. Whether you're right there at Wembley Stadium or catching the action live in one of many locations throughout London, it's one of the sporting events of the year!

The FA Cup is English Football's biggest competition. The FA Cup Final, played at London's iconic Wembley Stadium, brings the nation to a standstill and attracts millions of viewers from around the globe.

If you're lucky enough to get tickets to the event, you're in for a real treat – watching a moment of English football history from the stands at the iconic Wembley Stadium.

Those who choose to watch the match on TV are spoilt for choice in London. If you fancy a pint with your football, why not soak up the atmosphere in a traditional English pub while watching the game? Perhaps you'd prefer to watch in one of London's dedicated sports bars. It's an experience you'll savour for years to come.

For those not so keen on seeing the game: a hot tip is to hit the shops – they're usually nice and quiet during the match!

History of the FA Cup and Wembley Stadium

The FA Cup is the oldest and longest-running football (soccer) competition in the world.

It was first held in 1871-72 with entries from 15 clubs. Since then the FA Cup has grown considerably – 763 teams entered the competition last year.

The FA Cup Final was traditionally played at London's Wembley Stadium but extensive renovations to the venue meant it was held in Wales at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium from 2001-2006. In 2007, the FA Cup final returned to Wembley Stadium.

The FA Cup Final: Past and Present

What makes the FA Cup so exciting is the fact it's a knockout tournament, featuring teams from all levels of competition.

Entry is open to all professional English teams in the Premier League and Football League. Certain other clubs from the English football league system are also eligible.

So, as the season progresses, you may see a small local team play one of the world's biggest and best, often with thrilling results.

For sport and football fans alike, this is a London event that's not to be missed.

Last year saw London club Arsenal beat Hull City in a thrilling final that went into extra time; with Aaron Ramsey scoring the decisive goal to win the trophy for Arsenal.

Practical Information

Wembley Stadium

Olympic Way, Wembley, London, HA9 0WS

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Venue Details & Map

Wembley Stadium

Address
Olympic Way
Wembley
London
HA9 0WS
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 8795 9000
Public transport:
The nearest tube station is Wembley Park (Jubilee and Metropolitan lines). The nearest railway station is Wembley Stadium. Download the Wembley App for latest travel information

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