FA CUP 2021-22 Dates: Draw, schedule, key dates and teams

FA Cup 2021-22 draw, fixtures and everything you need to know about the the oldest football competition in the world

FA Cup is the domestic club football tournament of England. It features teams from all the football leagues in England. FA Cup is the oldest football tournament in the entire world. FA Cup will resume its operations for the upcoming English football season of 2021/22. The FA Cup features 124 teams who battle it to reach the Final at Wembley in May 2022. Here is everything you need to know about FA Cup 2021/22 draw and fixtures.

When will the FA Cup 2021-22 start?

Official release dates and fixture dates of FA Cup 2021/22 are yet to be announced. The preliminary rounds of the FA Cup to feature around 180 games followed by the first round proper. The complete FA Cup fixtures will be updated here once it released.

According to sources and reports, the FA Cup 2021/22 draws and dates will be announced in the first week of July 2021. The qualifying rounds will commence in August 2021.

The first round proper will begin around October or November, followed by other rounds. The final will be played in May 2022.

The FA CUP 2021-22 draw and fixtures will be released on the Football Association Challenge Cup’s official website.

FA CUP 2021-22 Schedule

  • Extra Preliminary Round :Saturday 7 August 2021
  • Preliminary Round : Saturday 21 August 2021
  • First Round Qualifying : Saturday 4 September 2021
  • Second Round Qualifying  : Saturday 18 September 2021
  • Third Round Qualifying : Saturday 2 October 2021
  • Fourth Round Qualifying :Saturday 16 October 2021
  • First Round : Saturday 6 November 2021
  • Second Round : Saturday 4 December 2021
  • Third Round : Saturday 8 January 2022
  • Fourth Round : Saturday 5 February 2022
  • Fifth Round : Wednesday 2 March 2022
  • Quarter:Final : Saturday 19 March 2022
  • Semi:Final : Saturday 16 April 2022
  • Final : Saturday 14 May 2022

2021-22 FA Cup Teams and Key Information

  • FA Cup is one of the biggest tournaments of the world and features more than 700 teams every year.
  • FA Cup is divided into two factions; Qualifying rounds and Main Tournament.
  • Premier League, Championship, League one and league two Teams don’t have to undergo qualification.
  • Premier League and Championship Teams have a direct entry into the Third Round Proper of the FA Cup main tournament.
  • Leicester City is the defending champion after winning the FA Cup 2020/21.

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FA Cup TV Channel & Live Stream

UK BroadcasterUK Live Streaming
BBC / BT SportBBC iPlayer / BT Sport app

The FA Cup, 2021-22 broadcast rights, are held by BBC and BT Sport in the United Kingdom. All the matches are divided between the two broadcasters. The live streaming of the games is available on the BBC and BT sport’s websites and apps.

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