FA Cup Final To Now Take Place On August 1 (See Details)
The Football Association has announced a provisional schedule for the remaining rounds of the 2019-20 FA Cup, with the final hoped to be played on August 1.
It was announced on Thursday that the English Premier League season will restart on June 17, with the first full set of weekend fixtures marked in for June 19 to 21, pending government approval.
The FA Cup is also set to resume, with the quarter-finals arranged for June 27 and 28 and the semi-finals on July 18 and 19.
The quarter-final matches were drawn on March 9, although the games were unable to take place because of the coronavirus pandemic which caused a worldwide shutdown of competitive football.
Holders Manchester City have been drawn away to Newcastle United in one of four all-Premier League ties. Leicester City will host Chelsea, Sheffield United play Arsenal and Manchester United will travel to Norwich City.
Mark Bullingham, CEO of the FA, said:
“The competition has been an integral part of the English football calendar for nearly 150 years, and we’d like to thank the Premier League executive and clubs for their support in scheduling the remaining matches during this unprecedented time.
“This has been a difficult period for many people and, while this is a positive step, the restart date is dependent on all safety measures being met. The health and wellbeing of players, staff and supporters remains our priority.”