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Wembley pitch to be replaced immediately

The Football Association has brought forward plans to dig up the controversial Wembley pitch. Following stinging criticism, the ruling body was expected to replace the rye-grass surface after the FA Cup Final on May 30 but, following a review over the past week, it will instead start work on installing a sand-soil pitch immediately, with a view to having it ready for the FA Trophy final between Stevenage Borough and York City on May 9.

The FA will still need to change the pitch at regular intervals, but it is optimistic that the sand-soil version will restore Wembley's reputation for having a surface of the highest standard.

A statement read: "Wembley Stadium is a multi-purpose venue and needs to offer a quality playing surface and a quality calendar of events. The pitch has always been and will continue to be at the heart of the stadium and of the business."



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