FOOTBALL: Championship Play-Off Final 2013 – Crystal Palace v Watford – Live on Sky Sports

May 24, 2013

The final lucrative place in the 2013/14 Barclays Premier League season will be claimed at Wembley Stadium as Crystal Palace take on Watford on Monday afternoon.

Ian Holloway’s Palace side eased past Brighton 2-0 over two legs in their semi-final and while Gianfranco Zola’s Watford reached Wembley through a thrilling 3-2 aggregate win over Leicester City.

Sky Sports will screen the match, worth a reported £120m to the winner, exclusively live on Monday, May 27, with free-to-air highlights in the evening on BBC One.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Champions League Final 2013 – Dortmund v Bayern – Live on ITV & Sky Sports

May 20, 2013

Wembley will serve as the battle ground for the last major honours of the season as Bayern Munich go head-to-head with Borussia Dortmund to be crowned 2012/13 UEFA Champions League winners.

This is the first all-German final in the competition’s history and Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund both head for England’s national stadium purely on merit rather than through any semblance of fluke.

Fans can follow the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final live from Wembley on Saturday, May 25, with host broadcaster ITV providing free-to-air coverage, while Sky Sports will also be covering the final in high-definition and in stunning 3D.

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FOOTBALL: FA Cup Final 2013 – Manchester City v Wigan Athletic – Live on ITV & ESPN

May 4, 2013

After nine months since more than 700 clubs began their FA Cup journey, just two sides remain in the battle to lift football’s most famous trophy as the 2012/13 FA Cup Final takes place at Wembley Stadium.

In an age where the allure of Premier League riches and the search for European glory occupy most clubs and fans’ minds, the Cup Final continues to proudly stand out as the showpiece event in any football season and this year’s final is set to be no different.

ITV Sport and ESPN will have comprehensive coverage of the 132nd edition of this famous British sporting occasion on Saturday, May 11, which will see five-time winners Manchester City take on Cup Final debutants Wigan Athletic.

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FOOTBALL: FA Cup 2012/13 – Semi Finals – Live on ITV & ESPN

April 8, 2013

World football’s oldest domestic cup competition reaches the semi-final stage as the road to Wembley towards FA Cup glory draws ever nearer for the four remaining sides in the competition.

Both semi-final ties will be screened live on ITV and ESPN over the weekend of April 13-14 with a place in the prestigious final at Wembley Stadium up for grabs.

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FOOTBALL: S4C to show Grimsby v Wrexham live in FA Trophy Final

March 23, 2013

S4C has secured a last-minute deal to broadcast the 2013 FA Trophy Final between Grimsby Town and Wrexham live from Wembley Stadium.

Due to travel problems caused by the bad weather, the Welsh-language broadcaster asked the FA, Wrexham and Grimsby to reconsider a bid to broadcast the game live.

All three parties agreed to the bid and the game will be shown on S4C on Sunday, March 24, with coverage beginning at 2.45pm ahead of a 3.00pm kick-off.

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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: Capital One Cup Final 2013 – Bradford City v Swansea City – Live on Sky Sports

February 18, 2013

It’s been the most exciting and unpredictable League Cup competition in recent memory and two clubs unaccustomed to reaching major finals go head-to-head at Wembley in this Sunday’s Capital One Cup Final.

Bradford City are only the second club from the fourth tier of English football to make the final and the Bantams are on the brink of completing one of the most sensational stories in British footballing history.

They meet Premier League outfit Swansea City who are also looking to make history by lifting their first ever major trophy.

Sky Sports and Sky 3D will show the first major cup final of the season exclusively live from Wembley Stadium, with extended free-to-air highlights on BBC One in the evening.

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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: International Friendlies – Live on ITV & Sky Sports

February 4, 2013

Attention turns to the international game in midweek as England, Scotland and Wales and the Republic of Ireland prepare for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

England welcome Brazil to Wembley to mark the 150th anniversary since the formation of the Football Association, exclusively live on ITV.

Gordon Strachan takes charge of Scotland for the first time as they play host to Estonia, Wales play Austria at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium, while Republic of Ireland face a stiff test when they host a dangerous Poland side in Dublin.

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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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FOOTBALL: FA Cup 2012/13 – Third Round Draw – Live on ITV1

November 29, 2012

The draw for the Third Round proper of the 2012/13 FA Cup with Budweiser will take place on Sunday, December 2, as the big guns from the Premier League and the Championship enter the competition.

Lower league and non-League sides that remain in this season’s competition dream of being paired with a Premier League giant, while the bigger clubs will all be looking to avoid a potential Cup upset.

Former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba and ex-Tottenham and England defender Ledley King will make the draw at Wembley Stadium, with live coverage on ITV1 at approximately 2.40pm.

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