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FA Cup Final: Date, history & odds

The FA Cup final is the traditional curtain closer for the English domestic game, taking place at Wembley Stadium after the league action has concluded.

Usually taking place in early June, the FA Cup final is a one of the most important dates in the British sporting schedule and is usually broadcast live on the BBC or ITV.

Manchester City are the current holders, after beating their local rivals Manchester United in the 2022/23 final, winning the competition for the seventh time.

FA Cup final date

The FA Cup final will take place on Saturday 25th May 2024, kicking off at 15:00 UK time.

FA Cup final stadium

The FA Cup final will be played at Wembley Stadium in north-west London, which is owned by the Football Association.

With 90,000 seats, it is the largest stadium in the UK and hosts major football matches, including home games of the England national football team.

FA Cup final TV channel

The FA Cup final is available to watch on BBC One and ITV, which are both terrestrial channels, while the match can also be live streamed on BBC iPlayer.

It can also be viewed on the bet365 website on the Sports Live Streaming platform.

How many times has the FA Cup final taken place?

Prior to this year's tournament, the FA Cup has been held 142 times, having first taken place in the 1871/72 season when Wanderers beat Royal Engineers 1-0 at the Kensington Oval.

Until 1999, a draw in the final would result in the match being replayed at a later date. Since then, the final has always been decided on the day, with extra-time and penalties if needed.

FA Cup most trophies

Arsenal have won the FA Cup a record 14 times, with the club's first success coming in 1930 and the most recent triumph coming in 2021.

The Gunners have appeared in the final 21 times, last losing at this stage of the tournament in 2001 when going down 2-1 to Liverpool, who have lifted the trophy eight times after their success last term.

Man Utd are second in the all-time list, having won the FA Cup 12 times, while Liverpool have joined Chelsea and Tottenham in claiming the spoils on eight occasions.


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