Goal brings you everything you need to know about the latest edition of the oldest football competition in the world
Teams from the 10th level of the English football pyramid right up to the Premier League compete and it will see a total of 735 teams take part.
Winner-takes-all knockout games mean there is always a chance of a ‘giant killing’ and there have been plenty of those moments over the years, contributing to the magic of the cup.
With the 2019-20 edition approaching a conclusion, Goal brings you everything you need to know about this season’s FA Cup.
FA Cup final
The Gunners will be seeking a record 14th title as they take on their London rivals, who are out to win their ninth title.
Kick-off is 5:30pm BST (12:30pm ET)
|Aug 1||Arsenal vs Chelsea||BBC One / BBC iPlayer / BT Sport|
FA Cup semi-final
The draw for the FA Cup semi-final was held on Sunday June 28 during half-time of the quarter-final tie between Newcastle United and Man City.
Fixtures took place on the weekend July 18-19 and were played at Wembley Stadium.
|Jul 18||Arsenal 2-0 Manchester City||BT Sport|
|Jul 19||Manchester United 1-3 Chelsea||BBC One|
FA Cup quarter-final
The FA Cup 2019-20 quarter-final draw was held on Wednesday March 4.
Fixtures were scheduled to take place the weekend of March 21-22, but had to be rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Games were instead scheduled for the end of June.
|Jun 27||Norwich City 1-2 Manchester United||BBC One|
|Jun 28||Sheffield United 1-2 Arsenal||BT Sport 1|
|Jun 28||Leicester City 0-1 Chelsea||BT Sport 1|
|Jun 28||Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester City||BBC One|
FA Cup fifth round
The draw for the FA Cup fifth round took place on January 27, before kick-off between Bournemouth and Arsenal.
The ties were played the week of March 2 and there were no replays, with any tied games going to extra-time and penalties.
|Mar 2||Portsmouth 0-2 Arsenal||BT Sport 1|
|Mar 3||Chelsea 2-0 Liverpool||BBC One|
|Mar 3||Reading 1-2 Sheffield Utd||No|
|Mar 3||West Brom 2-3 Newcastle||No|
|Mar 4||Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Man City||BBC|
|Mar 4||Leicester City 1-0 Birmingham||No|
|Mar 4||Tottenham 1-1 Norwich City (2-3 pens.)||No|
|Mar 5||Derby County 0-3 Man Utd||BT Sport 1|
FA Cup fourth round
The draw for the FA Cup fourth round took place on January 6, prior to kick-off between Arsenal and Leeds.
The fixtures took place between January 24 and 27 .
|Jan 24||QPR 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday||No|
|Jan 24||Northampton Town 0-0 Derby County||BT Sport 1|
|Jan 25||Hull City 1-2 Chelsea||BT Sport 1|
|Jan 25||Southampton 1-1 Tottenham||No|
|Jan 25||Brentford 0-1 Leicester||BBC One|
|Jan 25||Millwall 0-2 Sheffield Utd||No|
|Jan 25||Reading 1-1 Cardiff City||No|
|Jan 25||West Ham 0-1 West Brom||No|
|Jan 25||Burnley 1-2 Norwich||No|
|Jan 25||Coventry City 0-0 Birmingham City||No|
|Jan 25||Newcastle Utd 0-0 Oxford United||No|
|Jan 25||Portsmouth 4-2 Barnsley||No|
|Jan 26||Tranmere Rovers 0-6 Manchester United||BT Sport 1|
|Jan 26||Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Liverpool||BBC One|
|Jan 26||Manchester City 4-0 Fulham||BBC One|
|Jan 27||Bournemouth 1-2 Arsenal||BT Sport 1|
FA Cup fourth-round replays
|Feb 4||Derby County 4-2 Northampton Town||No|
|Feb 4||Cardiff City 3-3 Reading (1-4 pens.)||No|
|Feb 4||Birmingham City 2-2 Coventry City (4-1 pens.)||No|
|Feb 4||Oxford United 2-3 Newcastle (AET)||BBC One|
|Feb 4||Liverpool 1-0 Shrewsbury Town||No|
|Feb 5||Tottenham 3-2 Southampton||BT Sport 1|
FA Cup third round
The draw for the 2019-20 FA Cup third round took place on December 2, 2019. The ties were played the weekend commencing January 4, 2020 .
Liverpool defeated Everton in the Merseyside derby in the round’s standout match, while defending champions Manchester City won against League Two side Port Vale.
Elsewhere, Wolves’ tie with Manchester United and Tottenham’s with Middlesbrough went to a replay, while Arsenal defeated Leeds at the Emirates Stadium.
|Jan 4||Bristol City 1-1 Shrewsbury Town||TBC|
|Jan 4||Birmingham City 2-1 Blackburn Rovers||No|
|Jan 4||Rochdale 1-1 Newcastle United||BT Sport|
|Jan 4||Rotherham United 2-3 Hull City||No|
|Jan 4||Millwall 3-0 Newport County||No|
|Jan 4||Burnley 4-2 Peterborough United||No|
|Jan 4||Preston North End 2-4 Norwich City||No|
|Jan 4||Brighton 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday||No|
|Jan 4||Southampton 2-0 Huddersfield Town||No|
|Jan 4||Cardiff City 2-2 Carlisle Utd||No|
|Jan 4||Reading 2-2 Blackpool||No|
|Jan 4||Watford 3-3 Tranmere Rovers||No|
|Jan 4||Fulham 2-1 Aston Villa||No|
|Jan 4||Oxford United 4-1 Hartlepool United||No|
|Jan 4||Brentford 1-0 Stoke City||No|
|Jan 4||Bournemouth 4-0 Luton Town||No|
|Jan 4||Wolves 0-0 Manchester United||BT Sport|
|Jan 4||Fleetwood Town 1-2 Portsmouth||No|
|Jan 4||Manchester City 4-1 Port Vale||No|
|Jan 4||Leicester City 2-0 Wigan Athletic||No|
|Jan 5||Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest||No|
|Jan 5||Burton Albion 2-4 Northampton Town||No|
|Jan 5||Charlton Athletic 0-1 West Brom||No|
|Jan 5||Sheffield United 2-1 AFC Fylde||No|
|Jan 5||Crystal Palace 0-1 Derby County||No|
|Jan 5||QPR 5-1 Swansea City||No|
|Jan 5||Bristol Rovers 2-2 Coventry City||No|
|Jan 5||Crewe Alexandra 1-3 Barnsley||No|
|Jan 5||Middlesbrough 1-1 Tottenham||BT Sport|
|Jan 5||Liverpool 1-0 Everton||BBC|
|Jan 5||Gillingham 0-2 West Ham||BT Sport|
|Jan 6||Arsenal 1-0 Leeds United||BBC|
FA Cup third-round replays
|Jan 14||Newcastle United 4-1 Rochdale||No|
|Jan 14||Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Bristol City||No|
|Jan 14||Coventry City 3-0 Bristol Rovers||No|
|Jan 14||Blackpool 0-2 Reading||No|
|Jan 14||Tottenham 2-1 Middlesbrough||BBC One|
|Jan 15||Manchester United 1-0 Wolves||BT Sport 1|
|Jan 15||Carlisle United 3-4 Cardiff City||No|
|Jan 23||Tranmere Rovers 2-1 Watford||No|
FA Cup second round
|Nov 29||Maldon & Tiptree 0-1 Newport County|
|Nov 30||Cheltenham Town 1-3 Port Vale|
|Nov 30||Forest Green Rovers 2-2 Carlisle United|
|Nov 30||Kingstonian 0-2 AFC Fylde|
|Nov 30||Oldham Athletic 0-1 Burton Albion|
|Nov 30||Portsmouth 2-1 Altrincham|
|Nov 30||Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Mansfield Town|
|Nov 30||Walsall 0-1 Oxford United|
|Nov 30||Eastleigh 1-1 Crew Alexandra|
|Dec 1||Blackpool 3-1 Maidstone United|
|Dec 1||Bristol Rovers 1-1 Plymouth Argyle|
|Dec 1||Coventry City 1-1 Ipswich Town|
|Dec 1||Crawley Town 1-2 Fleetwood Town|
|Dec 1||Exeter City 2-2 Hartlepool United|
|Dec 1||Gillingham 3-0 Doncaster Rovers|
|Dec 1||Northampton Town 3-1 Notts County|
|Dec 1||Peterborough United 3-0 Dover Athletic|
|Dec 1||Rochdale 0-0 Boston United|
|Dec 1||Tranmere Rovers 5-1 Chichester City|
|Dec 2||Solilhull Moors 3-4 Rotherham United|
FA Cup second-round replays
|Dec 10||Ipswich Town 1-2 Coventry City|
|Dec 10||Hartlepool United 1-0 Exeter City|
|Dec 10||Crewe Alexandra 3-1 Eastleigh|
|Dec 10||Carlisle United 1-0 Forest Green Rovers|
|Dec 10||Boston United 1-2 Rochdale|
|Dec 10||Plymouth Argyle 0-1 Bristol Rovers|
FA Cup first round
|Nov 8||Dulwich Hamlet 1-4 Carlisle United|
|Nov 9||Sunderland 1-1 Gillingham|
|Nov 9||Wimbledon 1-1 Doncaster Rovers|
|Nov 9||Accrington Stanley 0-2 Crewe Alexandra|
|Nov 9||Blackpool 4-1 Morecambe|
|Nov 9||Bolton 0-1 Plymouth Argyle|
|Nov 9||Cambridge United 1-1 Exeter City|
|Nov 9||Carshalton Athletic 1-4 Boston United|
|Nov 9||Cheltenham Town 1-1 Swindon Town|
|Nov 9||Colchester United 0-2 Coventry City|
|Nov 9||Crawley Town 4-1 Scunthorpe United|
|Nov 9||Ebbsfleet United 2-3 Notts County|
|Nov 9||Forest Green Rovers 4-0 Billericay Town|
|Nov 9||Grimsby Town 1-1 Newport County|
|Nov 9||Ipswich Town 1-1 Lincoln City|
|Nov 9||MK Dons 0-1 Port Vale|
|Nov 9||Maidenhead United 1-3 Rotherham United|
|Nov 9||Maidstone United 1-0 Torquay United|
|Nov 9||Mansfield Town 1-0 Chorley|
|Nov 9||Nantwich Town 0-1 AFC Fylde|
|Nov 9||Oxford City 1-5 Solihull Moors|
|Nov 9||Salford City 1-1 Burton Albion|
|Nov 9||Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Bradford City|
|Nov 9||Stevenage 1-1 Peterborough United|
|Nov 9||Stourbridge 2-2 Eastleigh|
|Nov 9||Tranmere Rovers 2-2 Wycombe Wanderers|
|Nov 9||Walsall 2-2 Darlington|
|Nov 10||Hayes & Yeading 0-2 Oxford United|
|Nov 10||York City 0-1 Altrincham|
|Nov 10||Wrexham 0-0 Rochdale|
|Nov 10||Macclesfield Town 0-4 Kingstonian|
|Nov 10||Leyton Orient 1-2 Maldon & Tiptree|
|Nov 10||Gateshead 1-2 Oldham Athletic|
|Nov 10||Chippenham Town 0-3 Northampton Town|
|Nov 10||Bristol Rovers 1-1 Bromley|
|Nov 10||Barnet 0-2 Fleetwood Town|
|Nov 10||Dover Athletic 1-0 Southend United|
|Nov 11||Harrogate Town 1-2 Portsmouth|
|Nov 12||Yeovil Town 1-4 Hartlepool United|
FA Cup first-round replays
|Nov 19||Swindon Town 0-1 Cheltenham Town|
|Nov 19||Rochdale 1-0 Wrexham|
|Nov 19||Peterborough United 2-0 Stevenage|
|Nov 19||Gillingham 1-0 Sunderland AET|
|Nov 19||Exeter City 1-0 Cambridge United|
|Nov 19||Eastleigh 3-0 Stourbridge|
|Nov 19||Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Wimbledon|
|Nov 19||Burton Albion 4-1 Salford City|
|Nov 19||Bromley 0-1 Bristol Rovers|
|Nov 19||Bradford City 0-1 Shrewsbury Town|
|Nov 20||Wycombe Wanderers 1-2 Tranmere Rovers AET|
|Nov 20||Newport County 2-0 Grimsby Town|
|Nov 20||Lincoln City 0-1 Ipswich Town|
|Nov 20||Darlington 0-1 Walsall|
When did the FA Cup start & when is the final?
The first round proper of the 2019-20 FA Cup kicked off on November 8, 2019, with 47 clubs from League One and League Two entering at that stage.
Those clubs joined the 32 winners from the qualifying stages of the competition, which got under way on August 10 and concluded on October 19.
Premier League and Championship clubs entered the competition at the third round.
The date of the 2019-20 FA Cup final is now August 1, 2020. The game will take place at Wembley Stadium, as is customary. It will be marketed as the ‘Heads Up FA Cup final’.
FA Cup TV channel & stream
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|BBC / BT Sport||BBC iPlayer / BT Sport app|
The FA Cup is broadcast on the BBC and BT Sport in the United Kingdom.
Both networks air the final and share the rest of the competition, taking turns to select the games they wish to broadcast.
All matches shown by the BBC and BT Sport will be available to stream on their respective websites and apps.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
In the United States, the rights to the FA Cup are owned by ESPN, but the games will exclusively be streamed online via ESPN+ .
That means the games are not strictly being shown live on television in the US.