FA Cup 2020 Final Date – Time, Kickoff-time, Teams & Venue 2019/2020

FA Cup Final - Time, Date, Teams & Venue 2019/20

FA Cup Final 2020

What time is the FA Cup final? When is the FA Cup final 2020? FA Cup final what time? The FA Cup is the top domestic knockout tournament in England. It allows teams from the 10 Levels of English football league system to participate. Level 1 consists of all 92 Premier League teams, level 2 through 4 are all the English Football League teams and then there are the non-league teams from level 5 to 10.

The road to 2020 FA Cup Final

In the first round of the FA Cup, 32 teams aim to qualify before meeting 48 League One and Two teams in the second round. The Premier League and Championship clubs enter last. In the modern-day rules, only one non-league team has reached the quarter-final of the tournament and not a single team lower than Level 2 has reached the final.

Venue and Stadium

The FA Cup final has been hosted in England’s national stadium, the rebuild Wembley since it opened in 2007. Prior to the improvement process, the games were held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Even this year, the FA Cup final venue has been set at the Wembley Stadium.

Tournament Draw

The FA Cup starts in August of each year but not in a normal knockout format. It has twelve rounds before progressing to the semi-finals and then the final in May. There is a certain system in place which allows clubs from Level 9 and 10 entry into the later stages of the competition. Fixtures are then decided by random draws. After the fifth round, if a match ends in a draw, the match is replayed once again in the first game’s visitor’s home ground to determine a winner.

Teams that participate in FA Cup 2020

Here is the outlay of how teams get to participate in the FA Cup 2020:

Qualifying Competition

RoundNew entrants at this roundMonthNo. of matches
Extra-Preliminary RoundLevel 9 and 10 clubsAugust184
Preliminary RoundLevel 8 clubs160
First RoundLevel 7 clubsSeptember116
Second RoundLevel 6 clubs80
Third RoundnoneOctober40
Fourth RoundLevel 5 clubs32

Competition Proper

RoundNew entrants at this roundMonthNo. of matches
First RoundLevel 3 and 4 clubsNovember40
Second RoundnoneDecember20
Third RoundLevel 1 and 2 clubsJanuary32
Fourth Roundnone16
Fifth RoundFebruary8

FA Cup Final winner And European Football

FA Cup winners automatically qualify for next season’s UEFA Europa League. This spot is promised even if the team gets relegated or are not in the Premier League.

How to watch English Football Cup Fixtures on TV?

Here, we have enlisted the broadcasters for the FA Cup who will be showing the matches in English.

New ZealandSky Sport
IrelandBT Sport, Eir Sport
United KingdomBBC Sport, BT Sport
The United States of AmericaESPN
IndiaSony ESPN

Watch the English Football Cup Final on BBC and SkyBet

For every fan watching the game from the United Kingdom, BBC Sport is an extremely reliable broadcaster. They have exclusive rights to the FA Cup draw as well. For fans around the world, following the BBC One channel is the best way to learn about the FA Cup!

In the initial preliminary stages, the FA Cup matches are not all shown on TV. Especially if you are living outside of the United Kingdom or Ireland, it is difficult to follow the FA Cup on TV.  From the 5th round onwards it becomes easy. The smaller matches like the matches played by the Sky Bet Championship teams may or may not be shown.

The bigger matches are definitely broadcasted. When teams from the Premier League division play, it is definitely broadcasted. The FA Cup TV fixtures will be available. The biggest match for the FA Cup 5th round fixtures is Liverpool vs Chelsea! Both teams are doing well this season and Liverpool will want to bag an extra trophy as well.

FA Cup Results And Fixtures

The following data has been collected from the FA Cup 4th round results and the FA Cup 5th round draw. Teams from Premier League almost all went through barring a few exceptions like West Ham. However, not all teams went through on the first try. Some had to struggle really a lot to make it next time as well.

FA Cup 4th Round Fixtures

Here are the English Football Cup results and fixtures for the 4th round:

  • Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 QPR
  • Northampton 0-0 Derby
  • Leicester City 1-0 Brentford
  • Portsmouth 4-2 Barnsley
  • Newcastle 3-2 Oxford (R) [0-0]
  • Norwich 2-1 Burnley
  • Southampton 2-3 Tottenham (R) [1-1]
  • Reading 1(4) – 1(3) Cardiff (R) [1-1]
  • Sheffield United 2-0 Millwall
  • Birmingham 2(4) – 2(1) (R) [0-0]
  • West Brom 1-0 West Ham
  • Chelsea 2-1 Hull City
  • Man City 4-0 Fulham
  • Manchester United 6-0 Tranmere
  • Arsenal 2-1 Bournemouth
  • Liverpool 1-0 Shrewsbury (R) [2-2]

FA Cup 5th Round Fixtures

The draw took place on January 27, 2020. One Show on BBC One showed it live. It took place right before the Arsenal versus Bournemouth match at 7:20 pm GMT. Arsenal won the math 2-1. 16 teams are set to battle in the fifth round. The matches will take place on the week commencing from the 2nd of March.

It is from the 5th round stage, that there will be no replays. Teams will play the 90 minutes and if there are no winners, there will be extra time followed by penalties.

What are the FA Cup 5th round fixtures? Here are the English Football Cup results and fixtures for the 5th round:

Portsmouth 0-2 Arsenal
Chelsea 2-0 Liverpool
Reading 1-2 Sheffield Utd
West Brom 2-3 Newcastle
Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Man City
Leicester 1-0 Birmingham
Tottenham 1(2) – 1(3) Norwich
Derby County 0-3 Man Utd

FA Cup Final Date And Time

The FA Cup final date and time will be scheduled after the completion of the semi-final. We will keep updating the article as the tournament unfolds. As of now, it stands to be played on the 1st of August, 2020!

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