The 2020–21 FA Cup is the 140th edition; of the oldest football league in the world, the Football Association Challenge Cup. Whereas; it was sponsored by Emirates and known as the Emirates FA Cup for sponsorship purposes. However, the winners are qualified for the 2021–22 UEFA Europa League group stage. Check The Emirates FA CUP Fixtures 2021-22: Draw Dates, a guide to each round, key dates, and Teams.
FA Cup is the domestic club football tournament of England. They feature teams from all the football tournaments in England. FA Cup will, however, resume its operations for the upcoming English football season of 2021/22. The FA Cup features 124 teams who will playoff to reach the Final at Wembley in May 2022. Check FA CUP Fixtures 2021-22.
When And Where will the FA Cup 2021-22 start?
Officially the dates and fixture dates of FA Cup 2021/22 are yet to be announced.
According to the official 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 be starting in August 2021. However, the first round proper will be beginning around October or November, followed by other rounds. The final will be played next year in May 2022.
FA CUP 2021-22 Schedule
|Stage||round||Draw date||first match|
|Qualifying Rounds||Additional introductory tour||August 18, 2021||August 31, 2021|
|Preliminary role||September 12, 2021|
|First-round qualifiers||September 14, 2021||September 22, 2021|
|Second round qualifiers||September 25, 2021||October 3, 2021|
|Third round qualifiers||October 5, 2021||October 13, 2021|
|Fourth round qualifiers||October 15, 2021||October 24, 2021|
|main tournament||Appropriate first round||October 26, 2021||November 6, 2021|
|proper second round||November 9, 2021||November 28, 2021|
|Appropriate third round||November 30, 2021||January 9, 2022|
|proper fourth round||January 11, 2022||Jan 23, 2022|
|proper fifth round||February 9, 2022|
|Quarter-finals||February 11, 2022||March 20, 2022|
|semi-final||March 21, 2022||April 17, 2022|
|Final||May 15, 2022|
2021-22 FA Cup Teams and Key Details
The FA Cup is a kick-off football tournament with 124 teams taking part all trying to reach the Final Battle at Wembley in May 2021. The competition consists of the 92 teams from the Football League system; plus the 32 surviving teams out of 644 teams from the National League System as they started the competition in qualifying rounds.
- FA Cup is one of the oldest and the biggest tournaments of the world and features more than 700 teams every year.
- FA Cup is divided into two sides; 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 are the defending champion after winning the FA Cup 2020/21.
Where to watch FA Cup TV Channel & Live Stream?
The FA Cup, 2021-22 broadcasting rights, are held by BBC and BT Sport in the United Kingdom. However, 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.