5 reasons why the FA Cup is a prestigious cup competition
#4 Greater chance of David vs. Goliath match-ups
The FA Cup is the best chance for small teams to face a giant in the Premier League. Some would argue that the Carabao Cup offers the same opportunities, but it doesn’t and it’s not even close. In last year’s FA Cup, 736 teams participated in the competition, while only 92 participated in the Carabao Cup. That’s why a team like Fleetwood Town can host the former Premier League Champions in a stadium that only holds 5,327 people.
That’s the magic of the cup, anyone can play anyone. Granted to teams in the lower divisions, many qualification matches have to be played from August. But the opportunity of a lifetime makes it all worth it. The FA Cup mixes together the grassroots of football with the upper echelon of global finances, it brings together the Davids and Goliaths, giving us an experience we can’t replicate anywhere else in football.