Women's FA Cup final: 40,000 tickets sold for Wembley showpiece

Women's FA Cup final: 40,000 tickets sold for Wembley showpiece
Women's FA Cup final: 40,000 tickets sold for Wembley showpiece
Highlights: Arsenal Ladies 1-0 Chelsea Ladies

More than 40,000 tickets have been sold for Saturday's Women's FA Cup final, with Arsenal and Chelsea set to play in front of a competition-record crowd.

The final is being held at Wembley for the fourth time.

And organisers hope the attendance could yet rise even higher, with sales continuing this week and on match-day.

The game will see a repeat of the 2016 final, which Arsenal won 1-0 thanks to Danielle Carter's goal, and will be broadcast live on BBC One.

Just under 33,000 watched the game two years ago, but the current record crowd for the Women's FA Cup is 35,271 for the 2017 final

There has been a sharp rise in attendances since less than 5,000 people watched the 2013 final at the Keepmoat Stadium.

The biggest crowd recorded for a Women's FA Cup final before the match moved to Wembley was 24,582 at Nottingham Forest's City Ground in 2008.

League leaders Chelsea knocked out rivals Manchester City in this season's semi-finals, while Louise Quinn scored a stoppage-time winner as Arsenal overcame Everton in the other last-four tie.

The Gunners have lifted the cup a record 14 times, and also won this season's Continental Tyres Cup (League Cup), while Chelsea are bidding for their second Women's FA Cup.

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