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FA Reward Oliver’s Bravery With FA Cup Final

The English Football Association rewarded referee Michael Oliver’s gallant effort in Madrid and Juventus clash by handing him the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester United slated for May 19 at the Wembley Stadium.

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The Wembley final will see Oliver officiate his first cup match since the Champions League quarter-final second leg between Real Madrid and Juventus, which ended in controversy.

The England referee awarded Madrid a crucial late penalty, which Cristiano Ronaldo scored to send his side through to the last four after Medhi Benatia was adjudged to have fouled Lucas Vazquez in the area while also sending Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon off.

Oliver will be assisted by linesmen Lee Betts and Ian Hussin and Fourth official would be Lee Mason.

Manchester United defeated Tottenham 2-1 to reach the final while Chelsea saw off Southampton 2-0 with both teams aiming to lift the oldest English football trophy.

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