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When is the FA Cup Third Round draw?

When is the FA Cup Third Round draw?
The FA Cup is back and City will be looking to win the trophy for the third time in 11 years.

Last season, our FA Cup run was ended at the semi-final stage by Chelsea, though it was Leicester City who won in the final.

Below is all the info you need for the Third Round draw…


When is the draw?

The draw will be shown live on ITV 4 ahead of the live game between Boreham Wood and St Albans City – the final tie of the Second Round.

Coverage begins at 18:45 (GMT) on Monday 6 December with the draw expected at 19:00 before the game.

Who is included in the draw?

The Third Round draw sees all the top tier clubs in the Premier League and Championship enter the competition.

They will be joined by the 20 clubs who won their second round games over the weekend.

64 clubs will enter the draw (though there will be a handful of games to be replayed) and 32 third round ties will be drawn.

When will the ties be played?

The third round will take place over the weekend of Friday 7 to Monday 10 January 2022.

What ball number will City be?

City will be ball number 25.

Other numbers to look out for include number 58 (Boreham Wood or St Albans City) and number 59 (Kidderminster Harriers or FC Halifax Town – at least two non-League sides will progress).

League 2 sides Mansfield Town, Harrogate Town and Port Vale have also progressed to the next round.

Ball numbers for the third round FA Cup draw:

1. AFC Bournemouth

2. Arsenal

3. Aston Villa

4. Barnsley

5. Birmingham City

6. Blackburn Rovers

7. Blackpool

8. Brentford

9. Brighton & Hove Albion

10. Bristol City

11. Burnley

12. Cardiff City

13. Chelsea

14. Coventry City

15. Crystal Palace

16. Derby County

17. Everton

18. Fulham

19. Huddersfield Town

20. Hull City

21. Leeds United

22. Leicester City

23. Liverpool

24. Luton Town

25. Manchester City

26. Manchester United

27. Middlesbrough

28. Millwall

29. Newcastle United

30. Norwich City

31. Nottingham Forest

32. Peterborough United

33. Preston North End

34. Queens Park Rangers

35. Reading

36. Sheffield United

37. Southampton

38. Stoke City

39. Swansea City

40. Tottenham Hotspur

41. Watford

42. West Bromwich Albion

43. West Ham United

44. Wolverhampton Wanderers

45. Yeovil Town

46. Bristol Rovers

47. Port Vale

48. Morecambe

49. Hartlepool United

50. AFC Wimbledon

51. Wigan Athletic

52. Leyton Orient

53. Cambridge United

54. Mansfield Town

55. Swindon Town

56. Rotherham United

57. Charlton Athletic

58. Boreham Wood or St Albans City

59. Kidderminster Harriers

60. Shrewsbury Town

61. Chesterfield

62. Plymouth Argyle

63. Ipswich Town or Barrow

64. Harrogate Town

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