/ 17 May 2021

Dream win for Leicester City

English soccer club Leicester City yesterday won its first FA Cup. To put that in perspective: the club was founded in the 1880s, the FA Cup is the world’s oldest soccer tournament at 149yo, and Leicester had been beaten in their 4 previous final appearances, most recently in 1969. So it’s been a long time coming… It’s also a club that’s been through a bit after its popular Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash at Leicester’s stadium in 2018. Channelling Ted Lasso, club boss Brendan Rodgers said “I wasn’t aware before I came to Leicester that they’d never won the FA Cup … so to be able to give that to the owners and the fans is so special.” The deets: they beat Chelsea 1-0 in a controversial finish. Chelsea will be looking for a better result this morning as its women’s team (spearheaded by golden-booted Aussie Sam Kerr…) takes on Barcelona in the UEFA Women’s Champions League final.

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