Women's FA Cup Final to be screened live on BBC Two

Birmingham lift the FA Women's Cup

The Women's FA Cup Final will be shown live on BBC Two on Sunday, 26 May.

Birmingham City beat Chelsea in a dramatic penalty shoot-out last year to win the first major trophy in their 44-year history.

They will begin their title defence with a trip to Cardiff City in the fifth round proper, which starts on Sunday, 17 March.

The final comes before the European Women's Championship, which will be live across the BBC in July.

Barbara Slater, director of BBC Sport, said: "We're very pleased to renew our association with the Women's FA Cup Final and offer live coverage of this key fixture to viewers.

"The Olympics provided a great showcase for the sport and demonstrated that there is a strong audience appetite to watch the top women's teams in action.

"So we're looking forward to bringing more women's football to audiences on the BBC across TV, radio and online this year."

Women's FA Cup fifth-round draw:

Sunderland v Manchester City

Aston Villa v Liverpool

Doncaster Rovers Belles v Bristol Academy

Cardiff City v Birmingham City

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

Oxford United v Everton

Lincoln v Chelsea

Leeds United v Yeovil

Ties to be played Sunday, 17 March.

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