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Fans look to FA Cup final to help restore reputation of the 'beautiful game'

While Fifa battles allegations of corruption, the oldest domestic cup competition in the world - the FA Cup - will take place tomorrow.

Current cup holders Arsenal will face Aston Villa at Wembley, in what many fans hope will begin to restore the integrity of the somewhat tarnished 'beautiful game'.

ITV News reporter Ben Chapman has the story:

Among the hundreds of thousands expected to tune in will be lifelong fan John Flanner, who is hoping his team will claim victory in the contest for the first time in almost 60 years.

Blind since the age of 19, watching Aston Villa win the cup in 1957 is one of his most vivid memories.

He is now hoping they will repeat the feat tomorrow night.

To me, if we can win against Arsenal, I can't put into words how amazing that would be.

– John Flanner, Aston Villa fan
Villa last lifted the FA Cup in 1957

Meanwhile, fellow Villa fans Paul Raworth and Dean Beresford said they hope the event will take attention away from the crisis at Fifa.

The FA Cup to football fans around the world is still regarded as the best club team competition, and to Villa fans in particular it means the world.

– Dean Beresford

The game will be shown live at 5.30pm on BT Sport 1 and BBC1.