Papa John's Trophy final: Kick-off time, rules, TV information, prize money and more info Portsmouth and Salford fans need to know
Pompey return to Wembley tomorrow to take on Salford in the rearranged 2020 Papa John’s Trophy final.
Here’s some key details you need to know about the big game.
From kick-off times to how to watch the game on TV, it’s all here for you…
When is Pompey’s Papa John’s Trophy Final and what time is kick-off?
The Blues’ delayed 2020 Papa John’s Trophy final against Salford will be played tomorrow (Saturday, March 13) at Wembley with kick-off at 3pm.
It will form part of an EFL Weekender with the 2021 final between Sunderland and Tranmere to be played 24 hours later, also at Wembley.
Will there be fans at the final?
No – the game is set to be played behind closed doors as per current government regulations.
The Blues sold more than 50,000 for the match, when it was due to be played last year.
However, all fans, by now, should have received a refund.
Is final on TV? How can I stream it?
Yes, the Pompey v Salford game is on TV.
The fixture will be broadcast on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event, with the broadcast beginning at 2.30pm.
Sky customers can also watch on Sky Go or the Sky Sports app from 2.30pm.
Sky are yet to confirm which pundits will cover the match.
The game will also be able to stream via Now TV, but will not be available on portsmouthfc.co.uk or via iFollow.
Who is the match referee for the final?
Carl Boyeson has been named as the referee
He will be assisted by Michael Webb and Craig Taylor, with Trevor Kettle named the fourth official.
What are the rules for the final?
The rules that govern the rest of the Papa John’s Trophy will apply to the final – with one notable exception.
If the scores are level at 90 minutes, then a half-an-hour period of extra-time will be played before penalties.
Penalties will be taken in the traditional ABAB format.
In previous rounds, there was no period of extra time.
What prize money is available for the final?
The winners of the rearranged 2020 Papa John’s Trophy Final will earn £100,000, with the runners-up handed £50,000.
This is in addition to the prize money they will have already pocketed up to now from earlier rounds of last season’s competition.
Normally, if a game is selected for television, then clubs can scoop their share of a £20,000 broadcast fee.
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