FA Cup round dates 2023/24: Full schedule of matches, and when is the Wembley final?

The 2023/24 FA Cup features six rounds of matches during the first half of 2023, with top-flight teams hoping to take their first steps on the road to Wembley in the third round over the first weekend of January.

From there, the field will continue to be reduced until we have two by the time the finalists walk out at England’s national stadium.

The champions will lift the trophy at the end of the 143rd edition of the country’s most prestigious domestic cup competition. Last year, Manchester City defeated rivals Manchester United 2-1 in the final, drawing them level with Aston Villa on seven title wins throughout history.

Here’s how the schedule looks and when your team might be playing if they progress through the rounds during the 2023/24 season.

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FA Cup round dates 2023/24: Full schedule

Each round will take place over the following weekends, with the day of the final confirmed for Saturday, May 25. The precise dates are subject to slight changes depending on the draw and which matches are chosen for television broadcast.

  • Third Round: January 4-8, 2023
  • Fourth Round: January 27, 2023
  • Fifth Round: February 28, 2023
  • Quarterfinal: March 16, 2023
  • Semifinal: April 20, 2023
  • Final: May 25, 2023

When are FA Cup fixture dates finalised?

The exact date on which specific games take place on each weekend predominantly depends on TV scheduling, with broadcasters such as UK rights holders the BBC and ITV amending the dates and times of some games.

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The third-round match between Premier League title contenders Arsenal and Liverpool is among the games in this season’s competition to have been selected and moved for live TV coverage. That match takes place on Sunday, December 7.

Are there FA Cup replays this season?

The FA has stipulated that there will be mandatory replays for games that end in draws up to and including the fourth round in 2023/24.

Widespread reports in October suggested that plans to scrap replays in the third and fourth rounds could be introduced as early as the 2024/25 season.

When is the FA Cup final 2024?

The 2024 FA Cup final is on Saturday, May 25. The match will be held at the traditional venue of Wembley Stadium in London, UK.

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