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The FA can today announce that Vicarage Road, home of Watford FC, will host the FA Women's Continental Tyres League Cup Final on Sunday 14th March.
The Final will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and will be the tenth in the competition's history, with the first taking place in 2011. Kick off time for this year's Final will be announced in due course.
Holders Chelsea will be looking to reach their second League Cup Final in a row, while West Ham United, Bristol City and Leicester City will be looking to reach their first.
The two semi finals of the competition will make up a midweek double header next Wednesday 3rd February, when Chelsea host West Ham United at Kingsmeadow, scheduled for 5pm, while Championship leaders Leicester City will travel to Twerton Park to face Bristol City at 7.30pm. Both matches will be streamed live on The FA Player.
Kelly Simmons, FA Director of The Women's Professional Game, said: "We are delighted to confirm Vicarage Road as the host of the FA Women's Continental Tyres League Cup Final.
"Watford are a club known for being at the heart of their community and we are really looking forward to working with their staff to put on a memorable match. The Final is one of the showpiece fixtures in the women's football calendar and we hope fans across the country will tune in and help us mark the occasion."
Scott Duxbury, Watford FC Chairman & CEO, said: "It's a great privilege to accept The FA's invitation to host a significant women's cup Final at our ground.
"We're sure our well appointed ground and award winning playing surface will help add the finishing touches to a prestigious occasion and we look forward to welcoming the finalists to Vicarage Road Stadium.
"We've made no secret of our ambitions for our women's team, so it'll be great for us to host a standard of match which, over time, we hope we might be able to compete in ourselves."
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