FA Cup remaining fixtures rolled out amid Coronavirus




The FA Cup final will be held on August 1, the Football Association announced on Friday, after the said on Thursday that its season will restart on June 17.

The quarterfinals of the FA Cup will be held over the weekend of June 27-28, with the semifinals earmarked for the weekend of July 18-19.

The knockout competition, like the rest of English football, had been put on hold due to the pandemic.

The FA said that the dates for the games, which will be played behind closed doors, were “provisional” and dependent on all safety elements being in place for the games.

“We are pleased to agree the provisional restart date for the 2019/20 Emirates FA Cup,” said FA Chief Executive Mark Bullingham.

“The competition has been an integral part of the English football calendar for nearly 150 years and we’d like to thank the executive and clubs for their support in scheduling the remaining matches during this unprecedented time.”

Bullingham emphasised the provisional nature of the proposed dates, adding that “the health and wellbeing of players, staff and supporters remains our priority”.

FA CUP QUARTERFINALS (originally drawn on 4 March):

v Chelsea

Newcastle United v

Sheffield United v Arsenal

Norwich City v Manchester United

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