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FA Cup final to be part of huge double header as ITV target one of their biggest ever days

FA Cup final to be part of huge double header as ITV target one of their biggest ever days

ITV have the rights to the FA Cup final, which is due to be played in June

ITV are set for one of their biggest-ever days with an epic double header lined up on Saturday, 3 June.

The channel are set to show the FA Cup final and the Epsom Derby back to back in what is billed to be a huge day of live sports.

Both events are scheduled for Saturday, 3 June but the Football Association are yet to confirm the kick-off time for the FA Cup final.

It has been reported that they will make the decision once the semi-final ties have been played.

This weekend, Manchester City will face Sheffield United on Saturday before Manchester United take on Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday.

Flat horse racing’s blue riband event, the Epsom Derby has been scheduled to start at 4:30pm since 2015, but could potentially be pushed back to 4pm to allow the FA Cup final to be shown straight after.

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It is believed that FA bosses will meet with local organisers and the police next week in order to decide the kick-off time for the FA Cup.

According to the Daily Mirror, ITV bosses hope to bring in one of the biggest live audiences ever as they hope people will stay tuned to the channel after watching the Derby.

Ahead of the Cheltenham Festival, ITV confirmed that they will be showing coverage of UK horse racing until 2026.

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ITV’s director of sport, Niall Sloane said: “This deal will take us to a decade of racing on ITV and we’re delighted to be able to continue to bring to viewers well over 100 days of live coverage of this wonderful sport, including some of the most enjoyable, storied and thrilling events of each year.

“We look forward to continuing to work with Racecourse Media Group and our other partners within racing to bring audiences the very best racing has to offer in the coming years.”

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Topics: FA Cup, Horse Racing, Football