Watch on as some of the world’s top female footballers compete in The SSE Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.
London teams Arsenal and Chelsea have made it through the earlier rounds, reaching this special occasion with one aim: to win one of the most coveted trophies in the sport. As ever with this famous competition, there is plenty of excitement – who will become a hero?
The history of the Women’s FA Cup Final
The origins of the Women’s FA Cup can be traced back to 1970, when it was named the Mitre Challenge Trophy – it also featured teams from Scotland and Wales. Southampton and Scottish side Stewarton Thistle made it to the final, with the English side prevailing in a 4-1 scoreline.
Now in its 48th year, the Women’s FA Cup Final has been held at Wembley Stadium since 2015, having previously taken place at various venues around the country.
Arsenal currently hold the record number of Women’s FA Cup wins, with 14 victories. Will they make it 15 in 2018?
In 2017, Manchester City beat Birmingham City 4-1 to claim their first Women’s FA Cup trophy in front of 35,217 fans, a record for this competition.