FA Cup to keep late kick-off

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke today confirmed that the FA Cup final will continue to be staged at 5.15pm, despite strong opposition to the later kick-off time.

The final will continue to be held in late afternoon, which is where it's been moved to.

I'm certainly happy with that because if you look at the viewing figures for the past two FA Cup finals they were much bigger than they would have been had the match kicked off at 3pm.

The world changed and we had to change with it.

– FA chairman Greg Dyke


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