The FA Cup in England is the oldest football competition in the world and this season, despite coronavirus pandemic-related issues,it returns for the 140th season.
Winner-takes-all knockout games mean there is always a chance of a ‘giant killing’ and there have been plenty of those moments over the years, contributing to the magic of the cup.
Thisseason there will be no replaysin order to ease the burden of fixture congestion. That decision was confirmed by the Football Association in August prior to the tournament kick-off.
Goal brings you everything you need to know about the 2020-21 edition of theFA Cup.
The draw for the FA Cup 2020-21 second round proper takes place on November 9.
The first round proper of FA Cup 2020-21 kicked off on November 6, with games also being played on November 7, 8 and 9.
A total of 48 clubs from League One and League Two enter at this phase of the competition as they join the 31 winners of the previous round (along with the bye recipients – on this occasion, Chorley Town).
The first round proper of the 2020-21FA Cup kicked off on November 6, 2020, with 47 clubs from League One and League Two entering at that stage.
Those clubs joined the 32 winners from the qualifying stages of the competition, which got underway at the end of Augustand concluded on November 4.
Premier League and Championship clubs enter the competition at the third round.
The FA Cup 2020-21 final is scheduled for Saturday May 15, 2021. It will be held at the traditional venue of Wembley in London.
The FA Cup isbroadcast on the BBC and BT Sport in the United Kingdom.
Both networks air the final and share the rest of the competition, taking turns to select the games they wish to broadcast.
All matches shown by the BBC and BT Sport will be available to stream on their respective websites and apps, while a number will be exclusively online.
In the United States, the rights to the FA Cup are owned by ESPN andthe games are exclusivelystreamed online via ESPN+ .
Source : goal.com