Why has the FA Cup 2022 final kick-off been moved up?
- Both FA Cup and Eurovision Song Contest will be held on May 14
- Chelsea and Liverpool will clash at the FA Cup finals
- If the match exceeds its limit due to penalties, it could impact Eurovision's broadcast on BBC
Even with its Guinness Book of Records label of being the ‘World Capital City of Pop’, Liverpool’s history with music competitions like the Eurovision Song Contest is chequered. The songwriting competition, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, has thrown a wrench in the FA Cup 2022 final, causing the game to be moved forward by BBC.
In 2021 and 2021, the final was held at 5:15 PM and 5:30 PM respectively. However, in a surprising turn of events, this year’s kick-off will commence at 4:45 PM on May 14 (Saturday).
The 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast on BBC Two from 6:15 to 7:15 pm. On the other hand, the FA Cup final will be broadcast on BBC One until 7:15 PM, provided there is no extra time or penalties.
After a 45-minute break, the music competition will then begin at 8 PM on BBC One. However, if the match exceeds its limit due to penalties and extra time, it could impact Eurovision's segment of Pointless Celebrities which is scheduled to broadcast from 7:15 PM to 8 PM.
Chelsea and Liverpool will clash at the FA Cup finals on Saturday at the Wembley Stadium in London, England.
Viewers in the United Kingdom will be able to watch the game on BBC One and ITV 1 and livestream it on ITV Hub and BBC iPlayer.
The commentary of the fixture can be listened to on talkSport. BBC will have a live commentary which will be presented by Steve Wilson.
ITV's live commentary will have Joe Cole, Mark Pougatch, Roy Keane and Ian Wright as the presenters.