FA Cup draw: Start time, how to watch, semi-final ball numbers today


he FA Cup semi-final draw takes place today, with a trip to Wembley on the horizon for this weekend’s last-eight winners.

A short-but-sweet ceremony is due to get underway on Sunday afternoon. By then, three of the four semi-finalists will have been revealed with Manchester City thrashing Burnley 6-0 on Saturday evening after another Erling Haaland hat-trick to make it a miserable return to the Etihad Stadium for club icon Vincent Kompany.

Sunday pits Sheffield United against Championship promotion rivals Blackburn before League Two minnows Grimsby head to high-flying Brighton. Following the draw, Manchester United host Fulham in an all-Premier League contest at Old Trafford.

Here are all the details for today’s semi-final draw…

The FA Cup semi-final draw will take place after Brighton’s game with Grimsby today, Sunday March 19, 2023.

That game kicks off at 2.15pm GMT but could go to extra-time and penalties, meaning the draw will begin from approximately 4.15pm onwards depending on the outcome of the game.

How can I watch the FA Cup draw?

TV channel: The draw will be broadcast live and free-to-air in the UK on BBC One immediately after the game at the Amex on the same channel.

Live stream: Fans can also watch the draw online via the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website, plus the FA’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.

When will the FA Cup semi-finals be played?

The semi-finals will be played at Wembley Stadium on the weekend of April 22 and 23.

FA Cup draw ball numbers

1 Manchester City

2 Manchester United or Fulham

3 Brighton or Grimsby

4 Sheffield United or Blackburn

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