While it is still a while before the FA Cup final 2016, fans around the world are already starting to look forward to this much anticipated event. Whether it is for the opportunity of being able to bet on your favorite teams or players, or just the excitement of being able to support your local team, this tournament has a huge following around the globe. The FA Cup was founded in 1871, and the FA Cup final 2016 is likely to be the biggest event yet.
In the 2015 2016 season, a total of 736 teams will take part in the event, with the overall objective for each team being to end up on top. The current champions of the FA Cup are Arsenal, a team that has been victorious on 12 occasions. Arsenal defeated Aston Villa 4-0 in the 2015 final, which meant that they were successful in defending their title. Having won the event a total of 12 times, this meant that Arsenal became the most successful team in the history of the event. The closest team is Manchester United, who has been victorious on 11 occasions.
FA Cup Background
The Emirates FA Cup final 2016 is the culmination of the oldest football association event of its kind in the world. Entry into the event is controlled by a number of different rules and requirements. However, the event is open to all teams that compete in the Premier League, the Football League, as was as teams who fulfill certain requirements as per the FA National League System. At the end of the day, all are hoping to win the FA Cup final 2016.
The great thing about this system is that teams of a whole variety of standards are able to compete, with the quality of football getting higher and higher as the tournament nears the final rounds. In theory, even the smallest club has the potential of making its way to the final, and even winning the event. Because of the way the tournament is structured, it is not all that common for the top teams to meet the very smallest teams that compete.
Punters initially start thinking about the FA Cup final 2016 when the draw takes place. This draw typically takes place on live TV, and is generally unseeded. In the qualifying stages, there is also no seeding in the draws, however, most teams are grouped together geographically., This is done for a number of reasons, including limiting the travel costs in the qualifying rounds. When the draw for the third round takes place, which will include most of the top teams that have made it to this point, this is when the football fans and punters really get interested.
FA Cup Final 2016 Venue
The venue for the FA Cup final 2016 is generally the Wembley Stadium in London. However, in recent years, some finals were played in Cardiff, when Wembley was undergoing a range of redevelopments. The other matches that form part of the tournament are typically played at the home ground of one of the two teams competing in that particular match.