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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."


Rolls Royce Emirates order 'will secure jobs across UK'

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At the announcement of today's multi-billion pound order for Trent jet engines from Rolls Royce, Emirates president Sir Tim Clark said:

Today's announcement is significant not only because it cements the partnership between Emirates and Rolls-Royce, but also because of the significant economic impact that this will have on aviation manufacturing in the UK and Europe.

– Emirates president Sir Tim Clark

The order will secure jobs across Rolls-Royce's supply chain which stretches from Bristol in south-west England to Scotland. It will not create any new jobs, however.

Emirates also say that the deal further supports trade ties between the UK and the United Arab Emirates.

Emirates engine deal 'biggest in Rolls Royce history'

The £6.1bn deal for Rolls Royce to supply 50 engines to Dubai-based airline Emirates is the largest order in the history of the aero-engine giant, its chief-executive has announced.

Rolls-Royce chief executive John Rishton said:

We are delighted that Emirates has again placed its trust in our technology, with the biggest order in our history.

– John Rishton, Rolls Royce chief exec.

In a huge boost to UK industry, Rolls-Royce will provide Trent engines which will power 50 Airbus A380 super-jumbos that will enter service from 2016.

Arsenal to host Brazil v Chile friendly in March

Brazil will take on Chile at the Emirates Stadium. Credit: PA

Arsenal's Emirates Stadium will host an international friendly between Brazil and Chile at 3pm on Sunday 29th March.

Gunners star man Alexis Sanchez will be on show for the Chileans in a repeat of last summer's World Cup quarter-final, which Brazil clinched following a penalty shoot-out.

Tickets go on general sale from 3pm on February 6th and have been priced at £30 for adults and £15 concessions. Arsenal members can purchase their tickets from February 3rd.