FA Cup round dates 2022-23: Match schedule on road to Wembley in England’s top cup competition

Quick Bit: From the inclusion of Premier League teams in the third round to the final at Wembley Stadium, here’s the 2022-23 FA Cup schedule.

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With the 2022 FIFA World Cup over and the Premier League back in action, the FA Cup also resumes with six rounds of matches during the first half of 2023.

Top-flight teams have been awaiting their first steps on the road to Wembley when they joined the competition in the third round on the first weekend of January.

From there, the field will be reduced to two by the time the finalists walk out at the national stadium to decide who will win the 142nd edition of England’s most prestigious domestic cup competition.

Here’s how the schedule looks and when your team might be playing if they progress through the rounds during the 2022-23 season.

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FA Cup schedule 2022-23

Each round will take place over the following weekends, with the day of the final confirmed for Saturday, June 3.

Third Round: January 7 2023
Fourth Round: January 28 2023
Fifth Round: March 1 2023
Quarterfinal: March 18 2023
Semifinal: April 22 2023
Final: June 3 2023

When are FA Cup fixture dates finalised?

The exact date on which specific games take place on each weekend predominantly depends on TV scheduling, with broadcasters such as UK rights holders the BBC and ITV amending the dates and times of some games.

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The likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool saw their first games in this season’s competition selected and moved for live TV coverage.

Are there FA Cup replays this season?

The FA has stipulated that there will be mandatory replays for games that end in draws up to and including the fourth round in 2022-23.

Replays in the early stages of the competition included victories for third-tier Derby County over non-league Torquay United and a rare, last-gasp win for Gillingham — the side at the bottom of the entire league before third-round weekend — over another non-league team, Dagenham & Redbridge.

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