The 2017/18 Emirates FA Cup tournament began on Friday, Aug. 4. 737 teams are entering the competition and 185 extra-preliminary games taking place across the country. There were 11,000 players in 700 teams participated in last year’s competition. More than 1.8 million fans watched the matches.
In 2015, Emirates became the title partner of the FA Cup.
The airline unveiled an exclusive Emirates FA Cup branded A380, with the logo of the iconic cup adorning both sides of the double-decked aircraft.
Mark Bullingham, FA Group Commercial Director said “We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Emirates through to 2021. With the support of Emirates, last season’s competition reached over 912 million fans worldwide.”
The competition continues with the preliminary round on the weekend of Aug. 18 to 19 and Final at Wembley Stadium connected by EE, British mobile network operator, Internet service provider and IPTV provider, on May 19, 2018.