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FA Cup third round draw – LIVE!

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he magic of the FA Cup continues, with the prospect of some mouth-watering third-round cup ties ahead.

All 20 Premier League teams will be added to the pot as 64 teams will battle it out in the FA Cup third round.

Marine – the joint lowest-ranked club left in the competition – are in the hat as Niall Cummins struck at the end of extra time to beat 10-man Havant & Waterlooville 1-0 on Sunday.

The Northern Premier League North West side, in the eighth tier, will join three other non-league sides in the next round.

With the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham to look out for in the draw, there could be some fireworks in the third round.

When is the draw? The draw take place at 7:10pm GMT before the final tie of the second round – Canvey Island vs Boreham Wood – kicks off.

TV channel/live stream: You can watch the draw on BT Sport 1 along with the FA Cup’s YouTube, Twitter and Facebook channels, while you can keep up to date with the draw via our blog below.

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FA Cup history

Here’s a little recap of some FA Cup history for you, which could serve you well on future pub quizzes (when they reopen).The FA Cup is, of course, the oldest national football competition in the world, first played in the 1871/72 season.

Arsenal are the most successful club, having lifted the famous trophy 14 times in their history – and the Gunners are the most recent winners, beating Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley on August 1 thanks to two Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang goals.

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30-minute warning

With 64 teams to draw – well, 65 if you count both sides playing tonight – we’re in it four the long haul this evening.

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A reminder for you all that the draw takes place at 7:10pm, and should take around 30 minutes before the last tie of the second round – Canvey Island vs Boreham Wood – kicks off at 7:45pm.

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FA Cup third-round fixture dates

All 32 third-round ties will be played across the weekend of January 9 and 10.

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Ball numbers

60 Canvey Island or Boreham Wood

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When is the FA Cup draw?

The draw takes place today at 7:10pm GMT before the final tie of the second round – Canvey Island vs Boreham Wood – kicks off.

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How to watch the FA Cup draw

TV channel: The FA Cup draw will be televised on BT Sport 1.

Live stream: The draw will also be streamed live on the FA Cup’s YouTube, Twitter and Facebook channels, while you can keep up to date with the draw via our LIVE blog.

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FA Cup draw day

Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of today’s FA Cup third-round draw!


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