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Everything you need to know about the FA Cup Final

Richard Marsh | 13 May 2019

The FA Cup is the oldest football cup competition in the world. It began way back in 1872, and the 2019 FA Cup Final will be the 138th contest. Click here to get the latest betting odds for the FA Cup Final at Coral.

It began way back in August, with just two of the 736 teams that entered still remaining. Ahead of this year’s showdown, here’s everything you need to know…

When is the FA Cup Final 2019?                                    

The 2019 FA Cup Final will take place on Saturday 18th May at 5:00pm. It will be played between Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, and his fellow Spaniard Javi Gracia’s Watford.

Where will the FA Cup Final be played?

The 2019 FA Cup Final will be played at Wembley, home of the Football Association. Wembley has held every FA Cup Final since 2007.

How to watch the FA Cup Final live on TV?

The 2019 FA Cup Final will be broadcast on BBC 1. The Final has been shown on the BBC since 1937. The game will also be available on BT Sport 2 and BBC iPlayer.

Who won the FA Cup in 2018?

Chelsea won the FA Cup in 2018, beating Manchester United 1-0 at Wembley.

Eden Hazard scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot. The Blues were knocked out this season by United in the fifth round. Check out the history of the FA Cup at Coral!

Can I get tickets to the FA Cup Final?

Getting tickets for the FA Cup Final isn’t easy. The two teams are allocated around 30,000 seats each, with the remaining 30,000 seats going to Club Wembley members and associates.

Tickets are available through each club, with loyalty points and schemes ensuring fans who go to the most games get first opportunity to buy tickets.

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FA Cup Final: Does the winner gain European qualification?

Yes. The winner gets a spot in next season’s Europa League group stage.

Manchester City have already qualified for the Champions League, however. So if they win the FA Cup Final then the seventh-placed team in the Premier League, which is Wolves, would take the Europa League position.

However, instead of going into the group stage, the seventh-placed team would enter in the second qualifying round.

And if Watford win, they would go into the Europa League group stage, and Wolves would not have a place.

A Watford win would also mean the sixth-placed team in the Premier League would enter the Europa League in the second qualifying round, instead of the group stage.