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Either Hull City or Sheffield Wednesday will be joining Middlesbrough and Burnley to the Premier League next season. The Saturday match will decide which other team will clinch promotion to the English top flight next season.

Hull City, which was relegated from the Premier League in the 2014-15 season, will take on Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship playoff final at Wembley on Saturday evening. Wednesday, one of the oldest football clubs in history, haven't played in the top flight since 2000.

Apart from the glory of playing club football in the Premier League again, the promoted clubs will pocket £200 million, according to the Daily Mail

In the regular Championship 2015-16 league season, Hull finished fourth, whereas Sheffield Wednesday finished sixth. In the playoffs semifinals, Hull recorded a 3-2 aggregate win over Derby County, while Sheffield Wednesday won 3-1 on aggregate over Brighton.

Hull City coach Steve Bruce has urged his side to give their best shot on Saturday. "It will be the £200m game and that is all anyone will talk about," Bruce told the Telegraph. "All that stuff about it being the richest game on the planet, but, you know, too much is said about the money. It is all anyone can talk about. It's sad because football should be more than that.

"It creates this pressure because of finance. Now, my players, I think all of them will double the wages if we go up, so they have a huge personal financial incentive to win the game. I'm sure that will be in the back of their minds, but for me, it's not the most important thing. It's the pursuit of glory, the chance for them to write their names into the history of Hull City."

For Sheffield Wednesday coach Carlos Carvalhal, the game is all about displaying what his team are capable of. "The players know exactly what they must do in all the moments of the game and we will be ready," Carvalhal told BBC Radio Sheffield. "I prepare the players the same way we do during the season. We do absolutely nothing different.

"Sheffield Wednesday fans have shown all season they are special fans, especially in away games, and they know that we are playing for them. We must play together because we believe a positive environment and a very together environment can make all the difference," the Portuguese added.

Where to watch live

Championship playoff final: Hull City vs Sheffield Wednesday is scheduled to kick off from the Wembley Stadium at 5 p.m. BST (9:30 p.m. IST, 12 p.m. EST).

In India, the match will be broadcast on Ten 1.

In the UK and Ireland, viewers can catch the game on Sky Sports 1/HD UK and Now TV UK. Online streaming will be available on Sky Go UK. Radio commentary is available on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Sheffield.

In the US, viewers can catch the game on beIN Sports USA, beIN Sports en Espanol and Fubo TV. Online streaming will be available on beIN Sports Connect.

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