The sport of football has always been extremely popular amongst much of the world’s population, however, the desire to get football tickets for cup competitions continues to soar as many fans like to witness their side against an opponent they may not necessarily see in league action each season. The cup competitions across the world, whether domestically or on a continental scale, can see football clubs go up against some teams that will only provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Of course, there are a vast number of competitions around the world that have attracted plenty of eyes because of the winners that have been produced. For example, English football has the FA Cup - which has been won by Arsenal no fewer than 14 times - whereas Spain has the Copa Del Rey - which has seen FC Barcelona lift the title at least 30 times throughout the competition’s existence. Indeed, Italy has the Coppa Italia, whilst the German clubs all battle for the DFB Pokal.
Each competition has provided a number of memorable moments that many can associate with each tournament that is played. For example, there are a number of matches that will stand out over the course of history as top matches, whilst cup competitions will always likely provide fans with the opportunity to witness some huge shocks each season they are on the schedule.
For example, the FA Cup has seen the likes of Chelsea beaten by Bradford City, Oldham Athletic defeat Liverpool whereas the Copa Del Rey saw minnows Mirandés defeat Celta de Vigo, Sevilla and Villarreal as they reached the semi-final of the 2019/20 edition of the competition.
Whilst League competition throughout the world of football will always see a number of the top talent compete regularly, cup competition can also provide fans with the chance of witnessing a number of top talents at the top of their game. Individuals from Cristiano Ronaldo to Lionel Messi, Zinedine Zidane and Luis Figo have all featured in various cup competitions across the years, whilst there has been an opportunity for some of tomorrow’s stars to get their chance in competitive action as well.
As with players, there have been a number of high-profile managers to take to the touchlines in cup competition, as they look to add silverware to their own personal collection, whilst also trying to take the club they are leading to new heights. World-class individuals such as Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola have all been hugely successful in cup competitions wherever they have managed, therefore further building the appeal for football tickets.