FOOTBALL: FA Women’s Cup Final 2013 – Arsenal v Bristol Academy – Live on BBC Two

May 20, 2013

Women’s football’s showpiece match of the season takes place at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium as Arsenal Ladies take on Bristol Academy in the 2013 FA Women’s Cup Final.

This year marks 20 years since the Football Association took over the running of the women’s game and the 2013 final will be staged at the home of Doncaster Rovers Belles, one of women’s football’s most famous clubs, who won the first Women’s Cup under the FA’s auspices in 1994.

The match also returns to terrestrial television for the first time since 2009 as BBC Two and BBC Two HD screens live coverage on Sunday, May 26, signalling the start of an amazing summer of women’s football with the UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 finals following in July.

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FOOTBALL: ITV wins live rights to England qualifiers for Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018

May 14, 2013

ITV will exclusively show live coverage of all England’s international football matches both home and away for the Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup qualifying competitions.

The new agreement with UEFA, who are selling broadcast rights to European-based international qualifiers for the first time, continues and expands the ITV’s commitment to showing live, free-to-air coverage of the England football team.

Also included in the deal, reported to be worth £100m, are the rights for ITV4 to broadcast 20 qualifying games featuring non-home nations teams.

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FOOTBALL: BBC Sport boosts commitment to women’s football

March 8, 2013

BBC Sport has announced a raft of new programming which will see an increased commitment to women’s football across its TV, radio and online platforms.

In a welcome boost its profile following a breakthrough year in 2012, there will be more air-time and coverage dedicated to women’s football on the BBC than ever before, including continued live coverage of England internationals as well as the Women’s FA Cup Final, which returns to the BBC in 2013.

For the first time there will be regular terrestrial highlights of the FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL), the semi-professional summer football league introduced in 2011.

In addition, the BBC will provide extensive coverage of the 2013 UEFA Women’s European Championships in Sweden.

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FOOTBALL: FA Cup 2012/13 – Semi Final Draw – Live on ITV

March 7, 2013

The last FA Cup draw of the 2012/13 season takes place at Wembley Stadium this Sunday, March 10, as the four remaining teams find out who they will face in the Semi Finals.

Graeme Le Saux and Edgar Davids will be on hand at the national stadium to make the FA Cup Semi-Final draw live on ITV and ITV HD at approximately 6.35pm.

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FOOTBALL: FA Cup 2012/13 – 6th Round Draw – Live on ITV

February 14, 2013

The draw for the Sixth Round proper of the 2012/13 FA Cup with Budweiser will be shown live on ITV this Sunday, February 17, as the world greatest domestic cup competition moves towards the quarter final stage.

Former England manager Graham Taylor, an FA Cup runner-up when boss of Watford in 1984, will make the draw alongside ex-Barnsley chief Simon Davey.

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FOOTBALL: FA Cup 2012/13 – 5th Round Draw – Live on ITV

January 25, 2013

The draw for the Fifth Round proper of the 2012/13 FA Cup with Budweiser will be shown live on ITV this Sunday, January 27.

One of competition’s most famous giant-killings will be remembered when Kevin Ratcliffe and Nigel Jemson make the all-important Fifth Round draw at Wembley Stadium.

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FOOTBALL: FA Cup 2012/13 – 4th Round Draw – Live on ITV1 & ESPN

January 2, 2013

The draw for the Fourth Round proper of the 2012/13 FA Cup with Budweiser will take place on Sunday, January 6, live on ITV1 and ESPN.

Two former FA Cup-winning goalkeepers will be present at Wembley Stadium to make the draw.

David Seaman, who won competition on four occasions during his lengthy spell with Arsenal, will be joined by Dave Beasant whose penalty-save in the 1988 Final helped Wimbledon to one of the biggest FA Cup Final upsets over Liverpool.

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