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FA Cup Final
- Created 2012-02-18
FA Cup Final
, commonly referred to in
the Cup Final
, is the last match in the
Football Association Challenge Cup
. With an official attendance of 89,826 at the 2007 FA Cup Final, it is the fourth best attended domestic club championship event in the world and the second most attended domestic football event. It is the culmination of a knockout competition among clubs belonging to
The Football Association
in England, although Scottish and Irish teams competed in the early years and Welsh teams regularly compete, with
winning the Cup in
and reaching the final in
Early FA Cup Finals were held at various venues including
but were mainly in
. In the period from 1923 until 2000, the final was held at
, English football's national stadium. From 2001–2005, the final was moved to
, during the rebuilding of Wembley Stadium. Millennium Stadium was used again in 2006 due to construction delays in opening
the new Wembley Stadium
Until 1993, if the final could not be decided in a single match, the match would be replayed, which occurred a total of six times. In 1993, the Football Association then decided that all future finals would be decided 'on the day', putting an end to FA Cup Final replays. This meant that a draw at the end of normal time would be followed by 30 minutes of
(two 15-minute halves); if scores were still level there would be a
to determine the winner of the competition. Only two FA Cup Finals have been decided by a penalty shootout; those of 2005 and 2006. Note that the
Football League War Cup
is not considered part of the official FA Cup competition.
's hat-trick for
remains the only hat trick ever scored at Wembley in the competition's final.
scored a goal after 27.9 seconds in the
2009 FA Cup Final
. It is currently the fastest goal in FA Cup Final history. Bury's 6-0 victory over Derby County in
1903 FA Cup Final
is the largest winning margin. With his goal in the
became the first man to score a goal in four different Finals.
The FA Cup Final is one of ten events reserved for live broadcast on UK
Ofcom Code on Sports and Other Listed and Designated Events
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