The ultimate details of the FA Cup 2018 finals have been confirmed. The match between Chelsea and Manchester United will kick off at 17:15 BST on May 19 and will be screened live on BBC One, and BBC Radio live 5 worldwide.
Chelsea, who beat Southampton in the semi-final held on Sunday by 2-0 managed to reach the final once again. The team competed against Arsenal in last year’s final and lost by 2-1.
Manchester United beat Tottenham on Saturday by 2-1 – securing the final position to themselves.
The encounter will be at the Wembley Stadium, where Chelsea and Man Utd will compete for the FA Cup 2018.
The Wembley Stadium holds space for a total number of 90,000 people that can be easily seated in the stadium. The tickets allocated for Emirates FA Cup 2018 final are set according to the last year’s FA Cup season.
Overall, 28,000 FA Cup tickets are being allotted separately to each set of enthusiasts of the match. Approximately 14,000 tickets will be distributed among the families of the players of the competing football clubs that will also include volunteers participating on behalf of County FAs, affiliated leagues of FA, different charities and clubs. The rest of the tickets left will be split between the two football clubs that will compete in the finals.
The FA Cup ticket prices of the finals are reportedly priced for adults at £45, £70, £115 and £145 from which £25 can be saved in Category 1 and 2, and £10 in Category 3 and 4.
Michael Oliver has been confirmed as the referee for the final, while Neil Swarbrick will be on the video assistant referee (VAR) system that will be used for the very first time in the FA Cup 2018 final. This news has been confirmed by the Football Association
Maria Sharapova, a Russian professional tennis player and five times grand slam winner, lost in three sets to Caroline Garcia in the first round of Stuttgart Open.
Maria, who made her comeback from a 15-month ban, due to doping in a tournament held last April, won the first set very smoothly but the 31-year-old professional player couldn’t resist the determined Caroline Garcia from dragging herself back into the game through a simple tie-break.
Garcia kicked off the match with a strong fightback to prevail 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4 in only 2 hours and 44 minutes winning her very first victory over the former world No 1 at her fifth attempt, dating back to an iconic match at Roland Garros when Gracia was a 17-year old in 2011.
The game was clashed by a double fault from Sharapova at 4-4 which handed Garcia a crucial break in the decider and the world number seven clinched the contest on her serve in the next game.
“I was a little more aggressive today and I returned a bit better. Finally, I can say that after seven years I have beaten her. It’s an important win,” Garcia added.
Nonetheless, Garcia won the middle set on her fourth opportunity in the tie-break holding her nerve in the decider. The French topper recovered from an early break down to not only level the match, but score a thrilling victory in a pressured final service game in the perfect timing.
Gear up for the Wimbledon tickets for the next round up of Garcia against a Ukrainian teenager Marta Kostyuk who beat Antonia Lottner 6-4, 6-1. The 15-year-old Kostyuk qualified for the main draw by overcoming France’s Alizé Cornet on Monday. We trust the tournament will be worth our Wimbledon ticket prices.
A die-hard Everton fan with serious health conditions joined his idols on the pitch while they competed with Newcastle United on Monday.
Jack McLinden, a fourteen-year-old fan of Everton, not only became a part of the stadium in the Premier League 2018 but served along as a ‘distant’ mascot with the aid of a robot.
This fan of Everton had prearranged a robot named AV1, designed by a Norwegian firm, which has restricted mobility and is bound to a wheelchair. The robot helped the child to perform his mascot duties through its built-in speakers, microphone, and a digital camera.
Phil Jagielka, the captain of Everton team, connected the Norwegian robot AV1 to the iPad of Jack McLinden at his home that allowed the kid to have a real experience by hearing and watching the match through the telepresence robot.
Jack McLinden could not attend the match held at Goodison Park at all due to his need for oxygen 24 hours a day even though the kid lives only two miles away.
McLinden’s mother Michelle Wignall could not thank the company enough that worked with WellChild, a UK charity saying that it was a completely new experience for her son.
Further details about the Premier League 2018:
Being the 26th season of the Premier League, the season is scheduled to end on the 13th of May 2018.
The Premier League tickets can be bought from their official websites, as well as the ticket offices over the phone. The demand for the tickets are very high, at the moment. Most of the football clubs have their own Premier League ticket prices categorized according to the importance of the matches. This makes the tickets relatively cheaper if the match is a bit unimportant while keeping them high if the match is a major one.
It was earlier on the 21st of March 2018 that Football Association announced the date of FA cup semi-final match between Manchester United vs. Tottenham Hotspur.
The match is slated to be played on Saturday, 21st April and will start sharp at 5.15 G.M.T at Wembley Stadium.
Due to this schedule, Spur’s previously scheduled match at Brighton and Hove Albion is to be rescheduled. But both the games are expected to be played in the mid of the same week.
This marks as the second year of FA Cup in which Spurs will make their appearance in the semifinals consecutively. Unfortunately, the team lost to Chelsea by 4 – 2 in the last year’s semifinals but this time around they are all geared up to put forward an excellent show and the fans cannot contain their excitement.
Spurs made their last four with a win at Swansea and Manchester United, with a record of 12 times win, had a victory against Brighton.
With so much excitement in people, everyone wants to enjoy the show live but due to the shortage of FA cup tickets available people have planned to watch the live streaming instead.
Both the participating teams have lifted the trophy previously as well. Spurs last won the FA Cup back in 1991, and the team of Manchester United has been lucky enough to get success in getting the trophy just two seasons back.
Since Manchester United was drawn in their semi-final, Tottenham Hotspur will be in the visitors’ dressing room at the stadium of Wembley.
Currently on the table, Manchester United are in the 2nd position while Tottenham Hotspur is in fourth position.
The match will be streamed live on BBC sports website for those who cannot manage to get the FA Cup tickets. The live streaming will also include in play clips and highlights.
Serena Williams’ return to tennis after giving birth to her daughter has prompted a seeding debate. The 23 times Grand Slam winner who went on maternity leaves for 13 months played unranked and unseeded against Naomi Osaka, at the Indian Wells Champion.
What has sparked debate is that the most established tennis star that was ranked the world’s number one player a year ago, before her leave, is currently ranked 491 and can be eliminated in the earliest levels of the tournament.
With Wimbledon 2018, just around the corner, this is indeed a great concern. Serena will be playing this year’s Wimbledon tennis. Get your Wimbledon tickets here.
Williams has won the Miami Open 8 times earlier, but she can still not be seeded merely because she is unranked due to her leaves. The WTA does not do special seedings anymore which means that women who go on leave due to pregnancy are treated equally as those who miss due to long-term injury.
WTA chief Simon said that WTA is very supportive of those players who come back from pregnancy leaves and he expected a re-examination of their seeding rules.
However, Mandy Manella who rejoined tennis after her childbirth last month said that this is not a ‘punishment’ to Williams and no changes should be made to the seeding rule.
The 32-year-old player, who went on 99 days leave for the delivery of her baby, said that “For entertainment reasons, it’s very important to have Serena Williams in the draw, but I don’t think it’s important to have her in the seeding positions at the moment.”
Mandy believes that it’s a tricky situation because if Serena got seeded now, “she would take away the spot of another girl who had fought all year to have a seeding.”
The US Open Tennis Championships is a hard court tennis tournament and is a modified version of the U.S. National Championship. Ever since 1987, this tournament has been, sequentially, the fourth and concluding tennis major incorporating the Grand Slam every year. This tournament is held on an annual basis.
The tournament comprises of five event championships: Singles for men and women, doubles for men and women and mixed doubles. It also includes tournaments for junior, senior and wheelchair players. Since 1978, the tournament has been played at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center –Corona Park, New York City. This is the only Grand Slam in which tiebreakers are employed in each set of a match. Regarding other Grand Slams, if a game reaches the last set and there is a tie at 6-6, the match will go on until a player wins by two games.
This year, 2017, was the 137th edition of the tennis’ U.S. Open and was also the final Grand Slam event of this year. For this year, it started on the last Monday of August and it lasted for two weeks. This year, USTA tried out two experimental rules. Firstly, it commenced a shot clock to fight slow play and to warn players- if they go over the allotted time for medical time outs. Secondly, coaching was permitted from the court’s side.
Yes. Autumn international rugby matches are going to return yet again in November 2017. Prepare yourself to see the four home union – England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales – will fight against the southern hemisphere’s best teams. Autumn international Rugby tournament is celebrated like Christmas among the fans. Last years biggest winners are preparing to repeat the history whereas those who lost are busy in strengthening themselves for the revenge.
Will luck favour England again?
2016 was tremendously lucky for England as Eddie Jone’s boys managed to win four games all together that includes a great triumph over Australia and a victory against Argentina with a team of only 14 men – that makes them totally unbeaten through out the year and making them invincible. The last time when the team performed like this was in 2003 when they won Webb Ellis Cup.
Australia, however, cannot not be underestimated in any way possible. Even though 2016 went a little disappointing for them yet they are set to take against England at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 18th November’17. This will be the second of three autumn internationals to be played by England in 2017. England and Australia have contested a total of 48 rugby test matches since their first meeting in 1909. England have won 22 of those matches, whilst Australia have won 25 matches. There has also been one drawn match between the two sides.
Will Micheal Hooper’s squad be able to take revenge against the squad of Eddie Jones or will the history repeat itself? – A question making thousands of fans restless!
When all you need is Rugby
England is all geared up and ready for the Autumn International Fixtures, hosting the Old Mutual Wealth Series 2017 matches at Twickenham. On the rise from a solid 2016 performance, England looks to bring some glory to the home field in three riveting matches against the Australians, Argentinians, and Samoans. 2017 Rugby ticketing packages can be found for single day and multiple day trips, depending on the fixture, but they are going quick. The games line up with England against Argentina, Australia, and the Samoans on Saturday 11, 18, and 25. Make sure you pick up your Rugby tickets before they are all gone!
Where the Green Meets the Grit
Knowing that the line-ups for the 2019 World Cup are in the air, Eddie Jones, coach for the England Rugby Union, is urging his team to push and conquer the competition via extreme physical fitness. Exemplifying Olympic athletes Roger Bannister and Usain Bolt, Jones hopes to inspire the England team to drive themselves and commit hard to physical excellence. By committing to pristine physical condition, Jones believes the England Rugby Team can dominate the Autumn International Fixtures!
Finding a Champion
Looking ahead at the World Cup, Coach Jones has been dispatching his staff far and wide in search of the best athletes in the world to really round out his training squad. Among these 37 men is the dominating Manu Tuilagi! Signed yesterday, August 5th, Manu Tuilagi is believed to be the centre point of Eddie Jones’s new physical dominance plan, and come November we will find out just how physical this England team has become.