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THE oldest World Cup competition has reached the famous third round stage – and there is plenty of action from TONIGHT.

This season’s FA Cup continues with a plethora of exciting ties, as Leicester set to defend the title they won last May.



Leicester beat Chelsea 1-0 in the 2021 FA Cup final last MayCredit: Getty

There are a slew of third round matches available on free TV, including matches involving Chelsea, Arsenal and Man Utd.

When is the third round of the FA Cup?

  • This year’s third round matches will take place between Friday January 7 and Monday January 10.
  • In total, there are 64 teams and 32 draws in total.
  • Live matches will be broadcast on BBC or ITV, with BT Sport no longer holding the rights to broadcast the competition in the UK.

Complete lighting and TV channels

This year’s coverage will be shared between BBC Sport and ITV in the UK.

BT Sport and the FA Player are not showing any FA Cup matches this season.

friday january 7 – THIS EVENING

  • Swindon Town vs. Manchester City – 8 p.m. (ITV1, ITV Hub)

Saturday 8 January

  • Millwall vs. Crystal Palace – 12:45 p.m. (ITV, ITV Hub)
  • Bristol City vs. Fulham – 12:30 p.m.
  • Burnley vs. Huddersfield Town – 12:30 p.m.
  • Coventry City vs. Derby County – 12:30 p.m.
  • Hartlepool United v Blackpool – 12:30 p.m.
  • Mansfield Town vs. Middlesbrough – 12:30 p.m.
  • Barnsley vs. Ipswich Town / Barrow – 3 p.m.
  • Birmingham City vs. Plymouth Argyle – 3 p.m.
  • Boreham Wood vs. AFC Wimbledon – 3 p.m.
  • Kidderminster Harriers v Lecture – 3 p.m.
  • Leicester City vs. Watford – 3 p.m.
  • Newcastle United v Cambridge United – 3 p.m.
  • Peterborough United vs. Bristol Rovers – 3 p.m.
  • Port Vale vs. Brentford – 3 p.m.
  • Queens Park Rangers v Rotherham United – 3 p.m.
  • West Brom vs. Brightonn – 3 p.m.
  • Wigan vs. Blackburn Rovers – 3 p.m.
  • Hull City vs. Everton – 5:30 p.m. (BBC ONE, BBC iPlayer)
  • Swansea City v Southampton – 5:30 p.m. (BBC ONE Wales, BBC iPlayer)
  • Chelsea vs Chesterfield – 5:30 p.m. (BBC red button, BBC iPlayer)
  • Yeovil Town vs. Bournemouth – 5.30 p.m. (BBC red button, BBC iPlayer)

Sunday January 9

  • Luton Town vs. Harrogate Town – 12:30 p.m.
  • Cardiff City vs. Preston – 2 p.m. (S4C, BBC iPlayer)
  • Charlton vs. Norwich City – 2 p.m.
  • Liverpool v Shrewsbury Town – 2 p.m.
  • Stoke City vs. Leyton Orient – 2 p.m.
  • Tottenham vs. Morceambe – 2 p.m.
  • Wolves v Sheffield United – 2 p.m.
  • West Ham v Leeds United 2:15 p.m. (ITV1, ITV Hub)
  • Nottingham Forest v Arsenal 5:15 p.m. (ITV1, ITV Hub)

Monday January 10

  • Man Utd v Aston Villa – 7:55 p.m. (BBC One, BBC iPlayer)

Are any matches postponed?

As of January 7, no FA Cup game scheduled for next weekend has been canceled.

Reruns have been removed at this point in the competition with the build-up of matches in progress, so matches that go on will be decided on the day with overtime and penalties if necessary.

And FA chiefs have written to clubs saying they MUST honor the game if possible, even if they have to field a squad of young players.

Manchester City announced a massive 21-man Covid outbreak on Thursday, but their match against Swindon Town remains in place.

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