The FA Cup is arguably probably the most well-known home cup competitors in world soccer and is understood all through the England for producing fairytale tales and upsets.
Whereas lengthy runs from non-league sides set the event alight throughout its early levels, Premier League groups be a part of the enjoyable later and customarily boss proceedings within the fashionable period.
This is what you might want to know concerning the 2022/23 competitors.
The additional preliminary spherical of FA Cup qualifying befell in early August, with additional preliminary, first, second, third and fourth rounds of qualifying scheduled all through September to mid October.
The primary spherical of the competitors correct acquired underway in early November.
FA Cup 2022/23 first spherical replays
The FA Cup third spherical will happen on the weekend of Saturday 7 January 2023, with the following draw to be held upon completion of the second spherical.
44 new groups from the Premier League and Championship will enter the FA Cup on the third spherical stage, together with defending champions Liverpool who beat Chelsea in final season’s closing. In whole, 64 groups participate within the spherical.
The FA Cup fourth spherical will happen on the weekend of Saturday 28 January 2023, with the draw to be held upon completion of the third spherical. 32 groups participate within the fourth spherical.
The FA Cup fifth spherical will happen within the midweek of Wednesday 1 March 2023, with the draw to be held upon completion of the fourth spherical. 16 groups participate within the fifth spherical.
The FA Cup quarter-finals will happen on the weekend of Saturday 18 March 2023, with the draw to be held upon completion of the fifth spherical. Eight groups participate within the quarter finals.
The FA Cup quarter-finals will happen on the weekend of Saturday 22 April 2023, with the draw to be held upon completion of the quarter-finals spherical. 4 groups participate within the semi finals and the video games are contested at Wembley.
The FA Cup closing will happen on the finish of an action-packed season on Saturday 3 June. It should see the 2 semi-final tie winners take one another on for the well-known trophy.
As is custom, it is going to happen at Wembley.
Liverpool accomplished a home cup double after they beat Chelsea on penalties in Could 2022 after a goalless closing. They’d beforehand defeated the Blues by the identical technique within the Carabao Cup closing earlier that 12 months.
With that defeat, Chelsea grew to become the primary FA Cup group to lose three consecutive finals.
Arsenal are probably the most profitable facet in FA Cup historical past, profitable the competitors a whopping 20 instances. Their most up-to-date profitable marketing campaign was in 2019/20, after they defeated Chelsea 2-1 within the closing.
The Gunners received seven FA Cups below the management of Arsene Wenger earlier than present boss Mikel Arteta earned his first piece of silverware in 2020.
In the UK, BBC Sport and ITV Sport maintain the broadcasting rights for the FA Cup. Extra matches together with Welsh sides are featured on BBC Wales on S4C.
In the USA, video games are proven by ESPN and close by in Canada Sportsnet maintain the cup rights.