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Next! Chris Foy given Wembley chance to impress by refereeing FA Cup final

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13 Apr 2010 22:20:56

Next! Chris Foy given Wembley chance to impress by refereeing FA Cup final

On point: Chris Foy will referee the FA Cup final Chris Foy is the latest referee to be given the poisoned chalice task of refereeing a match at Wembley after it was announced he would officiate this season's FA Cup final between Chelsea and Portsmouth in May. The 47-year-old, who was fourth official at the 2008 final, said: 'To get any appointment from the FA is always a great honour, but this surpasses anything that has happened to me in the past. 'I am happy, not just for my family and friends, but also for the wider referee family. 'I think the foundation stones for times like this are set over a number of years and I've worked very hard during my career to better myself and to reach this stage. It's a great honour.' Both semi-finals at Wembley were marred by controversial refereeing decisions, as was the Carling Cup final in February.   Hard-up Pompey can net £3.2m from FA Cup but still lose out on EuropeAndy Townsend: Wembley pitch is a joke! Hard surface could injure playersMartin Samuel: Nearly man Martin O'Neill is at the crossroads Blues hit back at O'Neill but JT won't say sorry for 'horrendous' tacklePORTSMOUTH FC


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