Football

New trophy for 
FA Cup

The winning captain in tonight's 
FA Cup final between Arsenal and Hull City at Wembley Stadium will be presented with a brand new trophy.

A new version of the famous trophy, awarded to the winners of the world's oldest knockout competition, has been made by silversmiths Thomas Lyte of London.

The trophy has been replaced only twice before, in 1911 and 1992. The new model is an exact replica of the 1911 version.

"This is an historic moment in the proud 143-year history of the FA Cup," said Football Association general secretary Alex Horne in a press release.

"The current trophy is fragile and is too delicate to continue to repair, so must be retired for these reasons.

"However, it will remain cherished and will forever be an integral part of the FA Cup's rich history, having been lifted by the likes of Roy Keane, Patrick Vieira, Sol Campbell, Steven Gerrard and Tony Adams." - AFP.