Oldest cup competition given new twist.
The FA Cup is set to be embraced by new technology this Friday night, with Ascot United and Wembley FC’s game to be streamed on Facebook.
The social networking site are ‘televising’ the clash and could reach a potential audience of 700million.
A 90-minute stream will be provided by Budweiser, the competition’s new sponsors, and will be the first of its kind anywhere in sport.
“As a long-standing supporter of football globally, Budweiser is committed to brining the world’s most prestigious knockout competition closer to the fans,” said marketing director Ian Newell.
“What better way to demonstrate this than by broadcasting the very first kick to a global audience via Facebook.
“This is the first time an FA Cup tournament fixture has been broadcast live on the social network, which is great news for football fans and clubs alike.”
Fixture List of some FA Cup Preliminary rounds
AFC Dunstable v Eton Manor
Pickering Town v Dinnington Town
AFC Liverpool v Runcorn Linnets
Malvern Town v Causeway Utd
London APSA v Basildon Utd
Aylesbury United v Bracknell
Epsom & Ewell v Croydon
Highworth Town v Odd Down
Barkingside v Hertford Town