The FA have agreed to bring forward the date of the 2023 FA Cup Final so that they can secure the Champions League final at Wembley that year.

TOPSHOT - The Champions League Trophy stands on display during the UEFA Champions League football group stage draw ceremony in Monaco on August 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE
TOPSHOT – The Champions League Trophy stands on display during the UEFA Champions League football group stage draw ceremony in Monaco on August 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEchampio

UEFA demand control of the stadium for more than a week in the run-up to the Champions League final meaning the FA Cup, that would normally take place the weekend before would have to be moved as the FA would not have control of Wembley.

The FA, unsurprisingly, have shown flexibility in their bid to land the showpiece with the World Cup to be played in Qatar that winter, throwing the world footballing calendar into chaos.

UEFA are expected to make the announcement about Wembley next week.

The iconic stadium will celebrate it’s 100th anniversary in 2023.

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