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
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.