More FA Cup action is on the cards starting this coming week, with many Indian fans following their favourite teams on TV or smartphones.
The FA Cup is the oldest national football competition ever, having first started in the year 1871. It has gone on to become a major competition in England wherein the clubs from lower and higher divisions compete, ranging from the lowest league in England, to level nine, the Premier League.
The Emirates FA Cup hosts more than 700 football clubs, and the semi-finals and final is traditionally played in the country’s Wembley stadium.
Arsenal F.C. holds the record for the highest number of FA Cup wins, having won the competition 14 times, most recently in 2020 when they beat Chelsea.
Liverpool F.C. is the defending champions for this season having beaten Chelsea in a thrilling encounter last year. The tie went to penalty shootouts, with both teams ending up taking 10 penalty kicks apiece before, Chelsea’s goalkeeper missed the team’s last penalty.
Here are all the important details of England’s major cup competition.
Manchester United vs Everton, 1:30 am