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Football: Wembley saga looks set to close.

CORAL yesterday took down betting on whether Wembley will host this season's Cup final after the FA buried the hatchet with the stadium's constructors.

The firm were 1-5 that the match will be played at Wembley this season before yesterday's announcement between FA subsidiary Wembley National Stadium Limited and builders Multiplex about an end to their disagreements over late payments and changes to the ground's design.

The FA are obviously anxious to avoid a repeat of the embarrassment of last season when the venue had to be switched to Cardiff, and have stopped short of confirming that the game will definitely take place at its traditional home.

But it is understood that the stadium is as good as ready. Hills are still betting on whether it will be ready and offer 1-7 that it will and 4-1 it won't.

"We've been betting on this saga for what seems like an eternity, but now at last it looks like the end is in sight," said Coral spokesman David Stevens.
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Oct 20, 2006
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