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2020/21 FA Cup & Trophy News

The Emirates FA Cup schedule for the early rounds of the 2020-21 season has been confirmed, with the competition due to start on Tuesday 1 September

The list of accepted clubs and round exemptions have also been released, while the early draws for the extra preliminary and preliminary rounds will be released on Tuesday 18 August.

In order to assist in easing pressure on the football schedule, there will be no replays for the 2020-21 season in the qualifying competition. The schedule for the competition proper will be released in due course.

The Yellows will enter the competition at the First Qualifying Round, where the fixture is scheduled to be played on Tuesday 22nd September.

The schedule for the qualifying rounds is as follows:-

Extra preliminary round: Tuesday 1 September 2020

Preliminary round: Saturday 12 September 2020

First-round qualifying: Tuesday 22 September 2020

Second-round qualifying: Saturday 3 October 2020

Third round qualifying: Tuesday 13 October 2020

Fourth round qualifying: Saturday 24 October 2020

The dates for the first round proper and beyond to be confirmed in due course.

The Buildbase FA Trophy round dates have also been confirmed today.

First Round Qualifying - Saturday 26th September 2020.

Second Round Qualifying - Saturday 17th October 2020

Third Round Qualifying - Saturday 31 October 2020

First Round Proper - Saturday 14 November 2020

Second Round Proper - Saturday 5 December 2020

Third Round Proper - Saturday 19 December 2020

Fourth Round Proper - Saturday 16 January 2021 Saturday

Fifth Round Proper - Saturday 6 February 2021

Quarter-Final - Saturday 27 February 2021

Semi-Final - Saturday 27 March 2021

Final - Saturday 8 May 2021

The Yellows will enter the FA Trophy at the Third Qualifying Round stage which is scheduled to be played on Saturday 31st October 2020.

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