Among the major Premier League clubs that have advanced and the lower division miners that have survived so far – Kidderminster Harriers and Boreham Wood are the two lowest-ranking teams still dancing – the draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup 2022 should provide a compelling schedule. .
The draw for the fourth round will take place before the end of the third round on Sunday. This will happen at 11:50 ET before Nottingham Forest vs. Arsenal and the day before Manchester United vs. Aston Villa closes the third round list.
16 elimination matches of the fourth round of the FA Cup will take place on the weekend of 5-6. February. Matches that end in a draw after 90 minutes will go straight into overtime and penalty kicks after the English Football Association cancels overtime due to overloading COVID-related matches.
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Here’s everything you need to know before the draw, including where you can watch it and an updated list of teams and divisions to be represented. There are no conditions for the draw: Each team can land any of the others, regardless of level. The host of each match is also drawn at random.
When is the 4th round of the FA Cup drawn?
- Date: Sunday, January 9, 2022
- Time: 11:50 AM ET
- TV channel: None
- Current: ESPN +
In addition to each third round match, ESPN + will also draw a stream to begin at 11:50 a.m. Sunday, just 20 minutes before Nottingham Forest vs. Nottingham Forest. Arsenal and the day before the final. Match round is played at Old Trafford. The winners of both matches will know where they will play in February.
The 20 minutes allotted is more than enough time to get into the draw, given how efficiently they run compared to productions made in other competitions: Each surviving team is assigned a number and balls with these numbers are drawn. It’s so simple. Hollow balls with unrolled small rolls of paper are not unscrewed, a process that can significantly prolong the process.
Which teams qualified for the 4th round of the FA Cup?
So far, we know 22 of the 32 participants in the fourth round. Here’s how they fall apart:
- Premier League (first level): 8 clubs
- Championship (second level): 8 clubs
- League One (third level): 3 clubs
- Second league (fourth level): 1 club (Hartlepool United)
- National League (fifth level): 1 club (Boreham Wood)
- National League North (sixth level): 1 club (Kidderminster)
Here is a complete list of clubs that survived the third round and will be pitted against each other in the fourth round:
|Club||Division||Tier||FA Cup titles (last)|
|Boreham Wood||national league||5||–|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||Premier League||1||–|
|Cambridge United||First league||3||–|
|Chelsea||Premier League||1||8 (2018)|
|Crystal Palace||Premier League||1||–|
|Everton||Premier League||1||5 (1995)|
|Hartlepool United||Second league||4||–|
|The city of Huddersfield||Championship||2||1 (1922)|
|Kidderminster Harriers||National League North||6||–|
|Leicester City||Premier League||1||1 (2021)|
|Manchester city||Premier League||1||6 (2019)|
|Plymouth Argyle||First league||3||–|
|Queen’s Park Rangers||Championship||2||–|
|Southampton||Premier League||1||1 (1976)|
|Wigan Athletic||First league||3||1 (2013)|
|City Luton / Harrogate|
|Stoke / Leyton Orient|
|Charlton / Norwich City|
|Cardiff City / Preston|
|Wolves / Sheff. United|
|West Ham / Leeds|
|Tottenham / Morecambe|
|Liverpool / Shrewsbury|
|Nott. Les / Arsenal|
|Male United / Aston Villa|
When are the matches of the 4th round of the FA Cup scheduled?
Fourth round matches will be scheduled for the weekend of February 5-6, with matches scheduled for Friday (February 4) or Monday (February 7), depending on available TV slots.
At least one round of FA Cup matches is scheduled to take place each month until the final on 14 May at Wembley Stadium, except in March, when two rounds (16th round and quarterfinals) will be played.
- fourth round: Saturday – Sunday, 5. – 6. February
- Round 16 (fifth round): Wednesday, March 2
- Quarterfinals: Saturday-Sunday, March 19-20
- Semifinal: Saturday, April 16
- Final: Saturday, May 14