FA Cup 4th round draw: Date, time, how to watch and ball numbers

Quick Bit: When is the FA Cup fourth round draw? Here’s all you need to know including ball numbers and TV details.

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Another weekend of FA Cup action is upon us as the Third Round of the competition pits a number of Premier League sides against lower league opposition.

With ties such as Tottenham vs. Portsmouth, Oxford vs. Arsenal and Sheffield Wednesday vs. Newcastle, the Third Round should prove to be a round full of potential upsets and plenty of drama.

32 sides will then progress to the Fourth Round of the FA Cup with the draw set to take place directly after this weekend’s action.

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When is the FA Cup 4th Round draw and how to watch?

With Oxford facing Arsenal at 20:00 GMT on Monday, January 9, the FA Cup Fourth Round draw will likely take place after that match is finished.

Due to the fact that the above match is live on ITV, that means that as always, the draw for the next round will be broadcast live as free to air for any fans in the United Kingdom.

For those outside of the UK wanting to watch the draw, live coverage of the draw is usually broadcast on the official @EmiratesFACup Twitter account.

When is the FA Cup 4th Round played?

The FA announced at the start of the season that the 2022/23 FA Cup 4th Round would commence on the weekend of Jan 28, 2023.

The 28th is a Saturday which is when the bulk of the matches will be played, though with both the BBC and ITV holding the rights to televise matches, expect a number of the 4th Round ties to be moved to various other days that weekend for live coverage.

Last season, the FA Cup 4th Round saw one match played on the Friday night, the majority played on the Saturday and some moved to the Sunday to be televised live for both channels.

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Are there replays in the FA Cup 4th Round?

Yes, there are replays in the FA Cup 4th round if the original match between two sides is drawn.

Following last year when replays were cancelled by the FA due to the Covid-19 outbreak, England’s football governing body has reinstated replays for this season’s competition.

In a statement, the FA announced, “replays will be mandatory in all rounds of the qualifying competition and the competition proper from the first round proper up to and including the fourth round proper.”

As seen from the above statement, the 4th Round is the last round that could be settled using replays however, with ties after that round going straight to extra-time and a penalty shoot-out if needed.

What are the ball numbers for the FA Cup 4th Round draw?

Ball numbers have not yet been released for the FA Cup 4th Round draw but The Sporting News will update this section as and when they become available with teams progressing from the 3rd round.

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