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Emirates new FA Cup sponsor for next three years

Emirates will sponsor the FA Cup sponsor for next three years it has been confirmed.

The airline will become the lead Partner of The FA Cup, to be known as The Emirates FA Cup, from next season until 2018.

Emirates new FA Cup sponsor for next three years Credit: ITV News/ David Wood

Football is a truly global sport, a unifying factor in many communities and nations across the world. Never is this more evident than with The FA Cup, which has an unrivalled heritage and draws a global audience of more than 1.1 billion people. The spirit of competition, fair play, and sparking the passions of a global audience, are all values we share at Emirates.

That is why we are proud to be the first title sponsor of the tournament and we look forward to a long-term partnership to support and connect fans to their teams both here in the UK and across the world.

– Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline

Greg Dyke, Chairman of The FA said: "Emirates' commitment to our sport i5 evident and securing such an iconic and forward-thinking lead partner for The FA Cup is great news for us, the fans and for the whole game. The partnership will help take the tournament to new audiences, inspire interest in football from across the globe and allow us to continue our investment into the game at all levels."

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