When is FA Cup draw? Start time, TV channel and quarter-final ball numbers tonight

When is FA Cup draw? Start time, TV channel and quarter-final ball numbers tonight

The draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals will take place before tonight’s round of games.

Liverpool take on Southampton shortly after the FA Cup draw is made while Chelsea host Leeds and Manchester United make the trip to Nottingham Forest. Wolves also meet Brighton.


The fifth-round action kicked off on Monday with Championship side Coventry cruising past the final non-league team left in the competition, Maidstone.

Holders Manchester City held off a brief fightback from Luton to progress, Erling Haaland scoring five goals in a 6-2 victory at Kenilworth Road. There has already been an upset with Leicester downing Premier League Bournemouth, and Newcastle are in the hat after coming through a penalty shootout at Blackburn.

When is the FA Cup draw?

The FA Cup draw is scheduled to take place today, Wednesday, February 28, 2024.

It will be held at 7pm GMT, ahead of the four ties due to take place this evening.

How can I watch the FA Cup draw?

TV channel: In the UK, the draw will be broadcast live and free-to-air on ITV4.

Live stream: Viewers can also tune in online for free via the FA's social media channels, plus the ITVX app and website.

Live blog: You can follow the draw as it happens on Standard Sport's live blog.

FA Cup draw ball numbers

1 Newcastle

2 Chelsea or Leeds

3 Leicester

4 Liverpool or Southampton

5 Nottingham Forest or Manchester United

6 Wolves or Brighton

7 Coventry

8 Manchester City

When will the FA Cup quarter-finals be played?

The quarter-final ties are set to be played on the weekend of Saturday, March 16.

FA Cup fifth-round fixtures and results

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