There are many major tournaments that attract the attention of many fans such as the World Cup, Europa League and many club-level leagues from around the world.
And the club level that attracts the most viewers is the FA Cup, the highest league in the UK. So what is FA Cup like?
The FA Cup tournament is also known as The FA Cup. That’s the acronym for “The Football Association Challenge Cup”. The FA Cup in England is one of the oldest club-level competitions in the world. Currently, this FA Cup tournament is also known as The FA Cup with Budweiser, named after The Football Association.
After that, the FA gradually became a tournament that attracted the most attention. Many imprints are established when anonymous small teams are able to clash and defeat teams that are higher than themselves. More and more the tournament is attracting more viewers because of its surprise and appeal.
In 1895, for the first time in the history of the FA Cup tournament was stolen from the champion team. That year, after Aston Villa won the championship, their Cup was stolen by a thief from the club’s showroom.
Up to now, 737 teams in the UK have participated in this tournament. The tournament takes place from September and ends in May every year. To win this first tournament requires a club to play from the preliminary to the final.
The FA Cup first-place winner gets a ticket to the group stage of the Europa League. This tournament is constantly changing as more and more teams attend.
The clubs in the tournament will compete in the form of knockout. Clubs make it to the quarter-finals of the tournament when they finish 5 rounds of competition in the tournament. The remaining 8 clubs will participate in the semi-finals together. In the end, there were only 2 teams left to participate in the final to find the champion of the tournament.
Starting in the 2017-2018 season, the highest tournament in England officially changed the format for the quarterfinals. Also from here, if they tie in 90 minutes of official play, both teams will have to continue to play 30 minutes of extra time. In the end, they will still have to end the match with a Penalty kick to choose the winner.
But there is also an FA Cup tournament which adds a new rule that clubs will have the right to replace up to 4 when playing extra time. This is one of the rules of English football that aims to make the tournament more attractive and dramatic. As well as helping the club when playing in the tournament to reduce the pressure when having to play with great intensity.