FA Cup: Manchester City players to sponsor 26 coaches to take fans to Wembley for final against Watford
Manchester City players will pay for 26 coaches to take fans to Wembley next month for the FA Cup final, the club announced on Friday.
Manchester: Manchester City players will pay for 26 coaches to take fans to Wembley next month for the FA Cup final, the club announced on Friday.
"The support from our fans throughout the season has been nothing short of incredible. Traveling to so many games in league and cup competitions, both home and away, is not easy to do and is something that every player in our squad values and appreciates," said captain Vincent Kompany.
City, who have already won the Community Shield and League Cup at Wembley this season, will face Watford in the FA Cup final at the London venue on May 18.
By that time, they may also be Premier League champions although their hopes of winning the Champions League were dashed in an epic quarter-final loss to Tottenham in midweek.
"Although the result was not the one that we had hoped for, it was very special to hear our fans in full voice for ninety minutes backing the team," added Kompany.
"We still have so much to fight for this season, and this is our way of saying thank you to them for being with us every step of the way."
The coaches for the 420 mile (680km) round-trip to London will be funded by each of the 26 players in the first team squad.
The Scots, who used to be regulars on the global stage, qualified for the coronavirus-delayed Euro 2020 via the playoffs.
The Copa America will kick off on Sunday with defending champion Brazil against Venezuela at the Mané Garrincha stadium in Brasilia. The final will be on 10 July at the Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro, one of the COVID-19 epicenters in Brazil, where more than 480,000 have died from the coronavirus.
Ahead of this season's edition, let's take a quick look back at the history of the tournament, and try to refresh our memories by having a go at Firstpost.com's Euro Quiz: