When is the FA Cup quarter final draw?

When is the FA Cup quarter final draw?

Tonight, four more teams will qualify for the FA Cup quarter-finals after Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham and Brighton all secured their place in the hat last night. 

At least one more non-Premier Leauge outfit is guaranteed a place in the draw with Championship leaders Burnley taking on League One outfit Fleetwood at Turf Moor. Elsewhere, Manchester United face West Ham United, Sheffield United host Spurs and Southampton play Grimsby. 

The incentive is huge for all teams involved as they know that a place in the quarter-finals means that they are just one more win away from playing at Wembley. For Manchester United, it would be their second visit to Wembley this season after beating Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup final last Sunday. 

When is the draw for the FA Cup quarter final?

The FA Cup quarter-final draw will take place at around 10 pm tonight assuming the game between Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur doesn’t go to extra time or penalties. If it does, then the draw will take place immediately after the conclusion of the match. 

How to watch the FA Cup quarter final draw

The draw will be live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Both platforms have live coverage of Sheffield United vs Tottenham and the draw will take place as part of that broadcast at Brammall Lane. 

In order to watch you will need to have a UK television license. If you are planning on watching the draw via iPlayer then you will also need to make sure you have an active account on the platform. If you don’t already have one, then allow some time to sign up for one before the draw starts. 

The FA has also announced that the draw will be streamed live on official Emirates FA Cup social media channels. 

What are the ball numbers for the draw?

Despite only four teams through to the quarter-finals, the ball numbers for the draw have already been announced. They are as follows:

  1. Southampton or Grimsby Town
  2. Blackburn Rovers
  3. Brighton & Hove Albion
  4. Sheffield United or Tottenham Hotspur
  5. Fulham
  6. Manchester City
  7. Manchester United or West Ham United
  8. Burnley or Fleetwood Town

When will the quarter finals take place?

The FA Cup quarter finals will take place on the weekend of Saturday the 18th of March. Ties will likely be played across the Saturday and Sunday although the Friday and the Monday are also available if needed. 

Who are the favourites to win the FA Cup?

Manchester City are currently the favourites to win the FA Cup, while Manchester United are the second favourites. City last won the competition back in 2019 when they beat Watford 6-0 to secure the domestic treble. United, on the other hand, haven’t won the competition since 2016 when they beat Crystal Palace in extra time thanks to a sensational volley from Jesse Lingard. 

While it’s hard to look beyond either Manchester club for the trophy, Tottenham will be hoping that they can end their 16-year trophy drought at Wembley in June.

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