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Football: New trophy for 143-year-old FA Cup

Published on May 16, 2014 8:28 PM

LONDON (AFP) - The winning captain in Saturday's FA Cup final between Arsenal and Hull City at Wembley Stadium will be presented with a brand new trophy, the Football Association revealed on Friday.

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 FA general secretary Alex Horne in a press release.

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