13 May 2010

FA Cup final will be shown in New Zealand

6:40 pm on 13 May 2010

Live television coverage of this weekend's English FA Cup football final will be shown in New Zealand afterall.

SKY Television has secured the rights for the match between Chelsea and English Premier League wooden spooners, Portsmouth after having their initial bid rejected by the Football Association.

Television New Zealand had the rights last year, but decided not to make a bid this year and no other broadcaster had shown any interest either.

The FA Cup has been shown live in New Zealand since 1972.

Only 20 thousand viewers watched Chelsea beat Everton for the last year's FA Cup title