FA Cup games to go ahead this weekend

The FA have confirmed that all Emirates FA Cup first round ties will go ahead this weekend as planned.

A statement from the FA reads:

“The UK Government has confirmed that the ten non-elite clubs that remain in the competition will be able to play their matches under elite protocols. Matches will take place between 6-9 November 2020. All ties will be played behind closed doors, in line with COVID-19 guidelines.”

A total of 16 ties to be shown by UK broadcast partners.

The following fixtures have been selected for live multi-camera broadcast on BBC and BT Sport. The live broadcast fee for these fixtures is £32,500 per club.

Friday 6 November
Harrogate Town v Skelmersdale United (7.45pm) – BT Sport 1

Saturday 7 November
Tonbridge Angels v Bradford City (12.30pm) – BBC and BT digital platforms
Ipswich Town v Portsmouth (3pm) – BBC and BT digital platforms
FC United of Manchester v Doncaster Rovers (5.30pm) – BBC Two

Sunday 8 November
Maldon & Tiptree v Morecambe (12.45pm) – BBC and BT digital platforms
Hampton & Richmond Borough v Oldham Athletic (12.45pm) – BBC and BT digital platforms
Eastbourne Borough v Blackpool (2.30pm) – BT Sport 1

Monday 9 November
Oxford City v Northampton Town (7.45pm) – BT Sport 1

In addition, the ties listed below have been selected for live single-camera broadcast on BBC digital platforms. The live broadcast fee for these fixtures is £12,500 per club.

Saturday 7 November
Colchester United v Marine (3pm) – BBC digital platforms
Banbury United v Canvey Island (3pm) – BBC digital platforms

Sunday 8 November
Eastleigh v Milton Keynes Dons (12.45pm) – BBC digital platforms
Barnet v Burton Albion (12.45pm) – BBC digital platforms
Wigan Athletic v Chorley (12.45pm) – BBC digital platforms
Torquay United v Crawley Town (12.45pm) – BBC digital platforms
Hayes & Yeading United v Carlisle United (12.45pm) – BBC digital platforms
Havant & Waterlooville v Cray Valley (12.45pm) – BBC digital platforms

Winning clubs in the Emirates FA Cup first round will receive £16,972 from the FA prize fund, with losing clubs collecting £5,657.

The FA remains in regular dialogue with the UK Government in relation to both men’s and women’s ‘non-elite’ football in England and they will provide a further update on this in due course.

 





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