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Football: FA Cup Final in London

FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. Image courtesy of The FA.
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Watch the climax of English football's biggest competition at London's Wembley Stadium or live on TV from a London pub or bar. Read More


If you're lucky enough to get tickets to the FA Cup final, you're in for a real treat – seeing a moment of English football history from the stands of the famous Wembley Stadium.

You can also watch the match live on TV in London: enjoy a pint with your football and soak up the atmosphere in a traditional English pub, or in one of London's dedicated sports bars.

For those not so keen on seeing the football 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 and was first held in 1871-72 with entries from 15 clubs. Since then, the FA Cup has grown considerably and each year several hundred teams enter the competition.

The FA Cup final is 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 to 2006. In 2007, the FA Cup once again returned to Wembley Stadium.

The FA Cup final: past and present

What makes the FA Cup so exciting is that 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 sports and football fans alike, this is a London event that's not to be missed.

In 2017, London club Arsenal secured the trophy and they now hold a record 13 FA Cup wins after defeating Chelsea by two goals to one. Will Chelsea go one better this year as they take on Manchester United in the 2018 FA Cup Final?

Venue Details & Map

Wembley Stadium

Empire Way
+44 (0)20 8795 9000

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