18 Aug 2011

FA Cup qualifier to make history

12:38 pm on 18 August 2011

An FA Cup qualifying round tie involving two non-league teams will make football history as the first match to be broadcast on the social networking site Facebook.

Tomorrow night's fixture between Ascot United and Wembley could boast a potential global audience of 700 million after an agreement between the Football Association and the FA Cup's new main sponsor Budweiser.

Ascot had an attendance of 88 people for a recent league match.

An FA spokesman said other games in the qualifying competition could also be shown on Facebook.