LONDON (AP) _ The Football Association Cup semifinal between London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham will be played 200 miles north at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester.

The other semifinal April 8 between Liverpool and second-division Wycombe is set for Villa Park in Birmingham.

The venue for the Arsenal-Tottenham game was announced Monday by the English Football Association. It could prove a source of trouble, with fans from both teams most likely to arrive by train and car for the early afternoon game.

The traditional London venue of Wembley was unavailable because the stadium is to be rebuilt.

F.A. Cup semifinals are among the biggest events in British sports, with drunken celebrations often leading to violence.