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Home team - Away team
1
×
2
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Weather conditions
Score
42
40
18
1
1 - 0
1.21
2.38
Home team - Away team
Under
Over
Betimate
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
87.67
12.33
Under
1.21
1.75
Home team - Away team
No
Yes
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Correct score
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Odds
Score
81
19
No
1 - 0
1.21
2.62
Home team - Away team
Probability in%
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Correct score
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Odds
Score
58%
Away
0
1 - 0
1.21
1.16
Home team - Away team
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×
2
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Correct score
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Weather conditions
Score
41
35
24
1
1 - 0
1.61
2.44
10° overcast clouds
1 - 0
61
31
8
1
1 - 0
1.44
1.64
13° clear sky
1 - 0
Home team - Away team
Under
Over
Betimate
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
78.01
21.99
Under
1.61
1.56
1 - 0
82.3
17.7
Under
1.44
1.64
1 - 0
Home team - Away team
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Yes
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Score
70
30
No
1 - 0
1.61
2.4
1 - 0
84
16
No
1 - 0
1.44
2.68
1 - 0
Home team - Away team
Probability in%
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
59%
Away
0
1 - 0
1.61
1.17
1 - 0
61%
Home
0
1 - 0
1.44
1.21
1 - 0

The Emirates FA cup in its entirety.

 The FA Cup, also known as the Football Association Challenge Cup, is an annual knockout football competition in men's domestic English football. It is the world's oldest national football league, having begun in the 1871–72 season. It is organized by The Football Association and is named after them (The FA). It has been recognized as The Emirates FA Cup since 2015, after its title sponsor. A women's competition, the Women's FA Cup, is also contested concurrently.

1.The FA cups’ format:

Round

New entrants at this round

Month

No. of matches

Qualifying Competition

Extra-Preliminary Round

Level 9 and 10 clubs

August

184

Preliminary Round

Level 8 clubs

160

First Round

Level 7 clubs

September

116

Second Round

Level 6 clubs

80

Third Round

none

October

40

Fourth Round

Level 5 clubs

32

Competition Proper

First Round

Level 3 and 4 clubs

November

40

Second Round

none

December

20

Third Round

Level 1 and 2 clubs

January

32

Fourth Round

none

16

Fifth Round

February

8

Quarter-finals

March

4

Semi-Finals

April

2

Final

May

1

 

The cup’s format has stayed the same since 1871. Qualifying rounds were made for those teams who weren't in the Football league. The tournament isn’t played out in a bracket, instead, the 128 teams that qualified will play in a straight knockout rule. The 68 winners will move into the hat for the next round and this roundabout will go on up until there are only 2 contenders left.

If the result is tied within the 90 minutes of official play and injury time, the two teams will replay the match, however, this only applies until the fourth round. All the matches further will be played with extra time in the case of a draw and will ultimately result in a penalty-shootout if both teams failed to triumph. 

The Semi-final is always played at a neutral field whilst the final is played at the traditional Wembley Stadium in May, attracting millions of brits watching at home and on the field. The FA Cup trophy, of which there have been two designs and five individual cups, is awarded to the winners; the most recent is a 2014 replica of the second edition, which was launched in 1911. The winners will also be qualified for the UEFA Europa League and the FA Community Shield. The Extra-Preliminary, Preliminary, and First Qualifying Rounds were all drawn at the same time in the past. Following that, the draw for each succeeding round is made after the planned dates for the previous round, which means that, in the case of replays, clubs will always know their opponents ahead of time.

One of the proper rounds' draws is shown live on television, normally after the completion of live coverage of one of the previous round's games. The draw for the third round, in which the top-ranked teams are added to the draw, generates a lot of public attention.

The venue : Since its reopening in 2007, the final has been held at the renovated Wembley Stadium. Between 2001 and 2006, they were held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, due to the reconstruction period. The original Wembley Stadium, which opened in 1923, hosted the final until it was rebuilt (being originally named the Empire Stadium). The 1970 rematch between Leeds and Chelsea, held at Old Trafford in Manchester, was the only exception to this 78-year series of Empire Stadium finals (which included five replays).

2.The lion’s share 

The participants’ prize based on their ranking

With the accumulated prize of over 15.9 million pounds and the winner takes 1.800.000 pounds. But that’s not the main attraction since participating in the EPL alone outweighs the financial amount of winning the FA cup. This does not speak for every team that participates in the FA cup, getting a high enough placing can help a small team from a lower league to sustain for a long time.

3.Qualification for the European League

The FA Cup champions progress to the UEFA Europa League the next season (formerly known as the UEFA Cup; from 1960 to 1998, they competed in the now-defunct UEFA Cup Winners' Cup). And if the team is promoted or not in the English top-flight, it retains its European position. If the FA Cup-winning team had qualified for the Champions League or Europa League the following season via their league or European results, the losing FA Cup finalist was given the League Cup winners' European berth, and the League Cup winners were given the league berth instead (during the Cup Winners' Cup period, teams qualifying for the UEFA Cup through other competitions were given the league berth). The champions of the FA Cup advance to the Europa League group stage. If they had not qualified for Europe via the league, the losing finalists started at the play-off or third qualifying round stage. [nineteen] However, as of the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League season, UEFA no longer allows the competition's runners-up to qualify for the Europa League. [nineteen] If the champion — and, until 2015, the runner-up — has already qualified for Europe by their league status (with the exception of the UEFA Cup until 1998), the FA Cup berth is awarded to the league's highest-placed team that has not yet qualified.

4. History and records.

Arsenal is the undisputed victor of the FA cup with 12 titles accumulated with ManUtd follow suit with 11 titles. Arsene ”The Professor” Wenger is one of two managers who has what it takes to claim and lifted the trophy 7 times.

Most wins: 14:

Arsenal (1930, 1936, 1950, 1971, 1979, 1993, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2020)

Most consecutive wins: 3, joint record:

Wanderers (1876, 1877, 1878)

Blackburn Rovers (1884, 1885, 1886)

Most appearances in a final: 21:

Arsenal (1927, 1930, 1932, 1936, 1950, 1952, 1971, 1972, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1993, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2020)

Most Final appearances without ever winning: 4, Leicester City (1949, 1961, 1963, 1969)

Most Final appearances without ever losing: 5, Wanderers (1872, 1873, 1876, 1877, 1878)

Most Final appearances without losing (streak): 7, Tottenham Hotspur (1901, 1921, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1981, 1982), 7, Arsenal (2002, 2003, 2005, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2020)

Longest gap between wins: 69 years, Portsmouth (1939–2008)[54]

Biggest win: 6 goals, joint record:

Bury 6–0 Derby County (1903)

Manchester City 6–0 Watford (2019)

Most goals in a final: 7:

Blackburn Rovers 6–1 Sheffield Wednesday (1890)

Blackpool 4–3 Bolton Wanderers (1953)

Most goals by a losing side: 3:

Bolton Wanderers: Lost 3–4 against Blackpool (1953)

West Ham United: Drew 3–3 but lost in a penalty shootout against Liverpool (2006)

 

Most impressive individuals

Most wins by player: 7: Ashley Cole (Arsenal) (2002, 2003, 2005) & (Chelsea) (2007, 2009, 2010, 2012)

Most wins by manager: 7, Arsène Wenger (Arsenal) (1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2014, 2015, 2017)

Most appearances: 9, Arthur Kinnaird (Wanderers) (1872–73, 1875–76, 1876–77, 1877–78) & (Old Etonians) (1874–75, 1878–79, 1880–81, 1881–82, 1882–83)

Most goals (one final): 3:

Billy Townley (Blackburn Rovers) (1890)

James Logan (Notts County) (1894)

Stan Mortensen (Blackpool) (1953)

Most goals (all finals): 5, Ian Rush (Liverpool) (2 in 1986, 2 in 1989, 1 in 1992)

Most finals scored in: 4, Didier Drogba (Chelsea) (1 each in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012)

Youngest FA Cup finalist: Curtis Weston (Millwall), 17 years and 119 days (2004)

Youngest player to score in an FA Cup Final: Norman Whiteside (Manchester United), 18 years and 19 days (1983)

Oldest player: Billy Hampson (Newcastle United), 41 years and 257 days (1924)

5.The enthralling story of underdogs.

Here is the thing, we all love ourselves a good underdog story. What’s better than seeing a rather unknown 2.EFL team beat ManUtd neck to neck? The epic and heroism of the players as well as the spark of a fairy tale or a magical journey is addictive for both adults and children alike. The audience is excited about the prospect of unexpected wins in the early rounds of the tournament, where lower-ranked teams defeat higher-ranked opponents in what is known as a "giant slaying" or "upset." Such upsets are recognized as an important part of the competition's history and popularity, and the interest paid to giant-killing teams can be as high as that paid to cup winners. About every League Pyramid club has a fondly recalled giant-killing act in its memory. When a top Premier League team experiences an upset loss, or whether the giant-killer is a non-league club from outside The Football League, it is deemed extremely newsworthy. According to a study of four years of FA Cup performances, at least one team from the lower division will defeat one from the higher division in any given year. A two-division gap reduces the chance to 48.8%, while a three-division gap reduces it to 39.28%.

6.List of champions

Club

Wins

First final won

Last final won

Runners- up

Last final lost

Total Final appearances

Arsenal

14

1930

2020

7

2001

21

Manchester United

12

1909

2016

8

2018

20

Chelsea

8

1970

2018

6

2020

14

Tottenham Hotspur

8

1901

1991

1

1987

9

Liverpool

7

1965

2006

7

2012

14

Aston Villa

7

1887

1957

4

2015

11

Newcastle United

6

1910

1955

7

1999

13

Manchester City

6

1904

2019

5

2013

11

Blackburn Rovers

6

1884

1928

2

1960

8

Everton

5

1906

1995

8

2009

13

West Bromwich Albion

5

1888

1968

5

1935

10

Wanderers

5

1872

1878

0

5

Wolverhampton Wanderers

4

1893

1960

4

1939

8

Bolton Wanderers

4

1923

1958

3

1953

7

Sheffield United

4

1899

1925

2

1936

6

Sheffield Wednesday

3

1896

1935

3

1993

6

West Ham United

3

1964

1980

2

2006

5

Preston North End

2

1889

1938

5

1964

7

Old Etonians

2

1879

1882

4

1883

6

Portsmouth

2

1939

2008

3

2010

5

Sunderland

2

1937

1973

2

1992

4

Nottingham Forest

2

1898

1959

1

1991

3

Bury

2

1900

1903

0

2

Huddersfield Town

1

1922

1922

4

1938

5

Oxford University

1

1874

1874

3

1880

4

Royal Engineers

1

1875

1875

3

1878

4

Derby County

1

1946

1946

3

1903

4

Leeds United

1

1972

1972

3

1973

4

Southampton

1

1976

1976

3

2003

4

Burnley

1

1914

1914

2

1962

3

Cardiff City

1

1927

1927

2

2008

3

Blackpool

1

1953

1953

2

1951

3

Clapham Rovers

1

1880

1880

1

1879

2

Notts County

1

1894

1894

1

1891

2

Barnsley

1

1912

1912

1

1910

2

Charlton Athletic

1

1947

1947

1

1946

2

Old Carthusians

1

1881

1881

0

1

Blackburn Olympic

1

1883

1883

0

1

Bradford City

1

1911

1911

0

1

Ipswich Town

1

1978

1978

0

1

Coventry City

1

1987

1987

0

1

Wimbledon[C]

1

1988

1988

0

1

Wigan Athletic

1

2013

2013

0

1

Leicester City

0

   

4

1969

4

Queen's Park

0

   

2

1885

2

Birmingham City

0

   

2

1956

2

Crystal Palace

0

   

2

2016

2

Watford

0

   

2

2019

2

Bristol City

0

   

1

1909

1

Luton Town

0

   

1

1959

1

Fulham

0

   

1

1975

1

Queens Park Rangers

0

   

1

1982

1

Brighton & Hove Albion

0

   

1

1983

1

Middlesbrough

0

   

1

1997

1

Millwall

0

   

1

2004

1

Stoke City

0

   

1

2011

1

Hull City

0

   

1

2014

1

Sources :  

       BBC News

      The Complete Record of The FA Cup.

      The Independent 

      www.thisisguernsy.com.

    BBC News

FAQs: 

Who is the first winner of the FA cup? : Wanderers

 Who first non-league side to beat a First Div club? : Warwick County against Stoke in 6th Oct 1888

Who is the only non-league team to win final? : Tottenham Hotspurs 1901 

When was substitutes first allowed?: 1967