The Football Association of England announced today that it will provide free buses to transport about five thousand Liverpool and Manchester City fans to Wembley Stadium, which will host the two teams in the FA Cup semi-final on April 16.
The Federation confirmed today that the match will start at 3:30 pm (1430 GMT), but the fans face a difficult challenge to reach London, as there will be no trains operating on the main line heading to London during the Easter holiday, due to engineering work.
The FA said in a statement: “The FA is aware of the significant challenges faced by some Liverpool and Manchester City fans.” He added: “The FA is pleased to announce the provision of a limited number of free buses to serve fans in both the FA Cup and FA Women’s Cup match, between Liverpool and Manchester City on Saturday 16 April, as it will provide fans with a round-trip transportation service.”
He explained, “The Federation will provide 100 buses from Anfield and Al-Ittihad stadiums to Wembley Stadium back and forth. This will ensure the transfer of about five thousand Liverpool and Manchester City fans to Wembley Stadium for free.”
He continued, “Also, the Federation will provide a number of free buses to transport fans of the Manchester City women’s team from northwest London to its east. As for the other semi-final match, it did not require additional arrangements, as it combines Chelsea and Crystal Palace, both teams from London. The same applies. On the other confrontation in the Women’s Championship, which combines Arsenal and Chelsea.
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