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Summary

  1. Day two of the FA People's Cup semi-final
  2. Tournament started with 30,000+ players, we are down to 1785
  3. Age range from 12 years old to veteran (55+)
  4. Competitors playing for FA Cup final tickets
  5. GET INVOLVED: #peoplescup, getinspired@bbc.co.uk, BBC Get Inspired Facebook

Live Reporting

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See you at the final!

That's all for our live coverage of the FA People's Cup semi-finals. Congratulations to everyone who has made it through to the final day of competition on 25 May.

You can see highlights of the weekend's action on Saturday 2 May on the BBC Red Button at 2.15pm straight after Football Focus.

If you've been inspired to keep playing, improve your game or just want some hints and tips, have a read of our

comprehensive guide to playing football.

Keep following

#PeoplesCup on twitter to continue the conversation.

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Anthony O'Connor: Well done to the girls today great sportsmanship, quality football and deserved final spot for Ole United

Ole United
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Enjoying a well deserved lie-down in the sun and looking pretty chuffed to have made it to the final. We don't blame you.

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Playfootball Nottingham: Ladzio's family have come down to show their support - they are the team with the loudest fans! @bbcgetinspired @FA

Ladzio's Fans
Twitter

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Kidlington Youth F C: #KYFC U15s had a great time at @FA #peoplescup @goalreading. Thanks for the experience! #getinspired

Kidlington Youth FC
Twitter

It was a pleasure to have you Kidlington Youth FC, keep playing.

It's a tense game in Dudley

You could cut the tension with a knife...

FC Stragglers
BBC

That's more like it!

FC Stragglers
BBC

Inventive team names...

We've seen some brilliant and truly inventive team names throughout the FA People's Cup. Here are some of our favourites playing today:

Grumpy Old Men - This veterans team played in Bristol North today. They came second in their category - hopefully that has put a smile on your faces.

Is your Motherwell and Tekkerslovaia - Playing in Dudley this afternoon in the Adult Male category. They can't both emerge victorious but we love the names.

Skills 2 Pay Bills - We have two teams with this name playing today, an U14 Girls team in Luton and an U14 Boys team in Shoreditch. We certainly hope you've been showing them off on the pitch today.

Warsash Wasps - Try saying that 5 times fast! This U16 Girls team is played in Reading today - and we'll be seeing them play again at the final. Well done!

Total Shambles - You can't be that much of a shambles, you've already made it to the semi-finals. Good luck in your matches in the Adult Males category this afternoon.

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Eyeing up the Competition

Grumpy Old Men FC: Watching a group game vets semi final! #peoplescup #GOMFC

Grumpy old men
Facebook

But then...

Grumpy Old Men FC: Beat Bocas in the group, then lose to them on pens in the semi! :-( #peoplescup #GOMFC

Commiserations Grumpy Old Men FC. It's been great sharing the highs and lows with you along the way.

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Goals Tolworth: FA People's Cup Vets Winners of Semi Final Stage is Toilet FC @bbcgetinspired

Toilet FC
Twitter

Keith Mabbutt: What an effort. Deep Heat Utd Runners Up in Semi Finals of @FA #PeoplesCup @bbcgetinspired #aching ! #dustedboots

Deep Heat United FA Peoples Cup
Twitter

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Enfield Town Ladies U15: @EnfieldTownLFC Manchester here we come! Girls through to the @FA #PeoplesCup National finals with a 9-3 win. #COYT #Dreamingofwembley

Goals Bristol North: Well done Tuttle Utd @goals_bristolN, qualified to play in the National Finals of @FA #PeoplesCup @bbcgetinspired

Tuttle United FA Peoples Cup
Twitter

Congrats to you both, we'll see you at the finals!

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Can Deep Heat United conquer (team) Pain?

Andrew Bass: Getting ready for the O35 vets semi, come on the Pain! #PeoplesCup

The Pain FA Peoples Cup
Twitter

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Man on the ground

BBC Get Inspired's Chris Whyatt from Reading: What a final! Warsash Wasps beat Sandhurst Sloths... eventually. It went to extra time - then

penalties - then sudden death. So competitive, but played in a very friendly atmosphere. Brought a lump to the throat.

We're wrapping up the filming from Reading after a great day here. Thanks also to the brilliant BBC School Report team, Josh and Jack from Reading School.

Sandhurst Sloths v Warsash Wasps
BBC
Sandhurst Slothes FA Peoples Cup
Twitter

Sandhurst Sloths are runners up, but still smiling!

Nick Bright behind the scenes
BBC

Look out for the coverage in the Get Inspired highlights with Nick Bright. Details coming soon.

Get Inspired and have a go!

Women's football continues to take the UK by storm and the teams playing in the FA People's Cup semi-finals this weekend are proving why. If you want to find an opportunity to play near you, search in the

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Women playing in the first round of the FA People's Cup
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Update from Dudley

Nearly time to kick-off in Dudley, the Adult Males category is looking competitive with 11 teams expected to play.

Dudley
BBC

Team AC Milads is the youngest team in the playing in Dudley this afternoon. The gloves are on, the sun is out and you look ready to go.

AC Milads
BBC

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Rafe Brooks: @FA Blakers boys on our way to #peoplescup

FC Blakers
Twitter

Ben Stephenson: Murder on zidanes floor are On route to #PeoplesCup #Portsmouth! #murderonzidanesfloor

Murder on Zidanes Floor FA Peoples Cup
Twitter

Arian: @bbcgetinspired #FAPeoplesCup We have arrived! Semi-finals!

Arian
Twitter

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My Action Replay: Great strike in the #PeoplesCup @goals_bristolN @bbcgetinspired

Bristol strike
Twitter

Watch the

full action replay.

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Warsash Wasps buzzing for semi-finals

Warsash Wasps Girls are another of the teams tackling the Under-16 girls competition at Goals Reading today.

They usually play 9-a-side in the Winchester and District Girls football league.

"The girls all love playing football and when I suggested that we play in the FA People's Cup they were very enthusiastic," says manager Paul Hammond, whose daughter is part of the side. "They enjoy a challenge and always play with great spirit and determination."

People's Cup
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Leon Groves: Road trip to the Semi's of the #PeoplesCup #UpTheShoz

Leon Groves Fa Peoples Cup
Twitter

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Day one round up from Manchester

James Ford: Excellent performance from the boys winning on penalties to get to the finals in Manchester! #Proud #PeoplesCup

James Ford FA Peoples Cup
Twitter

Powerleague Manchester South: Some action shots from the Adult Male semi-finals in Manchester South yesterday. There was some fantastic play, a competitive vibe and they have set the bar high.

Manchester Mens Semi Final Games
Twitter

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Day one round up from Wadebridge

Weybridge Town Girls FC: Just back from a great day at the #FAPeoplesCup semi finals. The girls from Wadebridge played fantastically.

Weybridge Town Girls FC FA Peoples Cup
Twitter

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Sandhurst Sloths aim for fast track to finals

A sense of humour is a handy tool in football and the coach of the Sandhurst Sloths, Steve Skinner, reckons that the team name of his U-16 girls shows that they have it in spades.

"The 'Sloths' was the captain's idea and a good illustration as to the witty character of the girls in the squad. As 15-year-old girls, they do love to chill out and relax when not playing - ask their mums about the state of their bedrooms and the carnage they leave about the house, it's like a hurricane swept through!" says Steve.

"On a more serious note, girls and ladies football has moved forward. Experiences like this will only benefit their development and hopefully ensure that they stay with the game for life." They compete at Goals in Reading today for the chance to make the final.

Sloth
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Goals Portsmouth: The man in black is here for the @FA #PeoplesCup!! Kick off just 30 mins away #GetInspired

Goals Portsmouth FA Peoples Cup
Twitter

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Man on the ground

Get Inspired's Chris Whyatt from Reading: Chilly here in Reading for the girls U16s, but the action is hotting up: a great opening game between Kidlington Youth and Caversham Swans... 2-1 it finished.

Here are our BBC School Report students Josh and Jack (from Reading School) busily taking notes!

School Report at People's Cup in Reading
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Chase Your Dreams: Excited for the Semifinals #BurtonFC @FA @PeoplesCup

Good luck to all those kicking off at 2pm in Portsmouth with Burton FC.

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Breaking news in Manchester South

Well done to Ole United, champions of the U16 Girls semi-finals in Manchester South.

See you at the finals in May.

Ole United
BBC

Tricks and tumbles, goals and guffaws

Need we say more? Basically, you HAVE to watch

this video with all the best bits from the first round of the FA People's Cup. There's some real gems in there.

People's Cup
Tom Dulat - The FA

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You might just be in our next highlights film.

The Kingfishers' big weekend

Kingfishers: Semi Finals of the peoples cup @goals_bristolN tomorrow. Let's do this #PeoplesCup #GetInspired #Kingfishers [Yesterday]

Kingfishers FA Peoples Cup
Twitter

Kingfishers: Arrived in Bristol for the semi finals of the #PeoplesCup #Kingfishers [Today]

Kingfishers FA Peoples Cup
Twitter

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Day one round up from Nottingham

Mark Holland: #PeoplesCup Too Old Too Slow come away winners from Nottingham #Wembley

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Caroline inspires Kidlington kids

Caroline Whitfield is something of an inspiration: she runs Kidlington Youth, whom her daughter plays for, having previously had almost zero experience of football.

"I became manager because they wouldn't have been able to get started otherwise," she says. "I didn't really know anything much about football but have since taken my FA level 2 coaching badge (not many women have done that, especially at my time of life!) and know tons more now. The girls are lovely, their parents are brilliant and supportive and we all have a great time."

They're playing in the U16 girls semis in Reading today, and will be tough to beat. "We've been league champions in Oxfordshire for the last two seasons and unbeaten in that time too," adds Caroline.

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Jamie Podkowka: Badgers on the way to Nottingham #peoplescup

Badgers team on their way to Nottingham
Twitter

You are certainly looking awake and ready to go - good luck!

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Day one round up from Yorkshire

Paula Rayner: @bbcgetinspired @FA All stars Under 14s from West Yorkshire go through at York today, congratulations lads #PeoplesCup

All Stars FA Peoples Cup
Twitter

David Webster: Well done WebsterJFC on winning their semi-final in #PeoplesCup

Webster JFC FA Peoples Cup
Twitter

Ben Wilson: Good to be the winners of the #fa #PeoplesCup today in Leeds, in the finals in May

Ben Wilson FA Peoples Cup
Twitter

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Danny White: All ready for the semi final of the people's fa cup #PeoplesCup #fa #burtonfc @MeesterSnow

James Baker: Getting ready for Burton FC semi final in the Peoples Cup in Portsmouth

Squibby the First: Me and @TriggerHoy ready for the #peoplescup in Tolworth. #initfortheglory are ready to smash it

Squibby the First
Twitter

Good luck folks. Keep us posted.

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Living long and prosper

Ever heard of the Cheshire Champions League?!!! 'Vulcan Galaxy' have qualified for it, by virtue of finishing runners up in the Wigan/Bolton League. But that competition is for next season - today they're battling it out in the girls U16 semis at Powerleague Manchester South.

The club are based in Vulcan Village in Newton Le Willows, originally built as a model village to house the railway workers at the nearby Vulcan Works, which closed some years ago. The site of the works is now a housing development and the club lost the majority of its playing facilities 12 years ago, although - after concerted campaigning - three new pitches and a club house will open for the start of the 2015/16 season. Great news.

Coach Andy Boyack says: "We're a community-based club and we welcome everyone who wants to play - and guarantee at least 50% playing time in matches to all girls."

Fingers crossed for the finals ladies...looks like you have some fierce competition judging from the Manchester South fixtures list.

U16 Girls schedule for Manchester South
Twitter

Day one round up

Aifric Campbell: OscarMc tells BBC how him, Oscar HB, Matt, Ted, Toby, Alex & Max won #PeoplesCup @FA @ArdinglyCollege

Ardingly College FA Peoples Cup
Twitter

Meanwhile...

Ollie Johnson: After tournament meal in Portsmouth #peoplescup

Ollie Johnson
Twitter

Well deserved. Hope it was as good as the footy.

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Last minute preparations before the big day today...

Enfield Town Ladies U15: Tomorrow we are playing in @FA #PeoplesCup semi finals trying to get to Manchester for final and then Wembley for #FACupFinal #GetInspired

Ellie Hobson: Film before bed, big day tomorrow #PeoplesCup

Good luck in your games today (hope the film was inspiring!)

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Day one round up from Bristol

Goals: Tuffley Rovers, runners-up U14 Girls @goals_bristolN, Regional Finals @FA #PeoplesCup @bbcgetinspired #GoalsSoccer

Tuffley Rovers
Twitter

West Glam Girls are through to the National Finals of @FA #PeoplesCup on May 25th

West Glam Girls
Twitter

FC Chippenham Youth, winners U14 Boys Regional Final @FA @goals_bristolN

FC Chippenham Youth
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Welcome to day two of the semi-finals

Hello and welcome again to the live coverage of the FA People's Cup. Today is day two of the semi-finals, and the last chance for teams to play their way to Wembley.

We had a fantastic day of five-a-side football action yesterday, with teams making it through to the FA People's Cup final on May 25th.

If you've already competed or your team is raring to get going today, let us know by sending your best team pictures, messages and tweets to us throughout the afternoon.

Good luck everyone!

Recap: What is the FA People's Cup?

Get Inspired
BBC

BBC Get Inspired teamed up with the Football Association and the country's leading small-sided football providers to launch the FA People's Cup, a free five-a-side knockout competition which gives players the chance to play in their version of the FA Cup.

From Sunday League regulars to folk who have only kicked a ball in their back yard, the tournament offers everyone the opportunity to follow in the path of legends on the road to Cup glory.

A total of 4306 teams signed up, making it a massive 30,000+ players.

We are now down to 255 teams and 1785 players as we get closer and closer to the final. It's getting intense.

Hope and glory

football player jumping in the air
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For some, the road to the final is finally over...

a motorway from the steering wheel
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For others, it's only just beginning.