The FA Cup winners qualify for the following seasons UEFA Europa League. This European place applies even if the team is relegated or is not in the English top flight. However, if the FA Cup winning team has also qualified for the following seasons UEFA Champions League, then the losing FA Cup finalist is given the Europa League place instead. FA Cup winners enter the Europa League at the Group Stage. Losing finalists, if they enter the Europa League, must begin earlier, at the play-off or Q3 stage.
The FA Cup winner also qualify for a single match of FA Community Shield against the Premier League Winner a week before the start of next season Premier League.
The winner of the competition also earns around £2million in prize money.
Liverpools 1989 fa cup winning captain was Ronnie Whelan.
Mexico won the golden cup!
The community shield will still be between the Premiership winners and the FA Cup winners. It does not matter which league the FA Cup winners are in.
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