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FA Cup restored as last match of English season

Associated Press
Jun 19, 2013 at 03:56pm IST

London: The FA Cup final has been restored to its traditional place as the last match of the English football season, with the showpiece occasion having had to share the spotlight with Premier League fixtures in recent years.

The English Football Association said Wednesday that the final will take place at Wembley Stadium on May 17 - a week after the Premier League has concluded.

Alex Horne, general secretary of the FA, says "we're well aware that fans and media have been calling for the FA Cup final to have a day to itself and we're delighted that this is going to happen for 2014".

FA Cup restored as last match of English season

The FA Cup final has been restored to its traditional place as the last match of the English football season, with the showpiece occasion having had to share the spotlight with Premier League fixtures in recent years.

Some of the attention has been diverted from the famous match, with Manchester United clinching the Premier League title on the same day as the 2011 final between Manchester City and Stoke.

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