The FA Cup

The first of football’s great competitions, the FA Cup kicked off in 1871 and set the bar for professional football tournaments around the world. Teams of all levels across England enter and, freed from the barriers of league games, famous teams face determined underdogs in thrilling and unpredictable matches.

 

The FA Cup final 2019 is on 18th May at Wembley Stadium, when over 700 teams will be whittled down to the final two in the most electrifying match of the year. Last year Chelsea scored on a penalty against Manchester United, clinching the Cup with a 1-0 win. There’s everything to play for this year.

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Dates to remember

Fourth round – 26th January

Fifth round – 16th February

Quarter-final – 16th March

Semi-final – 6th April

Final – 18th May

 

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