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FA Cup Draw: Dates, fixtures and format

The FA Cup begins again as clubs all over England and Wales dream of booking a place at Wembley, we look at all the details of the FA Cup Draw ahead of the first round.

When does the FA Cup start?

The FA Cup has already begun for a number of teams competing in the lower reaches of the football pyramid.

Clubs operating in tiers 5-10 will compete in the qualifying stages before the competition proper begins in November.

When is the FA Cup Draw?

The FA Cup First Round proper is due to take place on Saturday 4th November.

The final round of fixtures for qualifying for the First Round will happen on the 14th October, meaning the draw for the First Round will take place soon after the conclusion of these games.

Watch selected FA Cup fixtures live at bet365 (Live Streaming Rules apply).

FA Cup round-by-round dates

First Round QualifyingSaturday 2nd September
Second Round QualifyingSaturday 16th September
Third Round QualifyingSaturday 30th September
Fourth Round QualifyingSaturday 14th October
First Round Saturday 4th November
Second Round Saturday 2nd December
Third RoundSaturday 6th January 2024
Fourth RoundSaturday 27th January 2024
Fifth RoundWednesday 28th February 2024
Quarter-FinalSaturday 16th March 2024
Semi-Final Saturday 20th April 2024
FinalSaturday 25th May 2024

When is the FA Cup Final?

The FA Cup final will be staged at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 25th May 2024 with the kick-off time TBC.

Latest FA Cup Outright odds

Current holders Manchester City are the favourites to defend the FA Cup this season with odds of 3/1.

Premier League runners up Arsenal are next in the betting available at 8/1, while London rivals Chelsea and Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are also 8/1 To Win Outright.

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