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When is the FA Cup third round draw? Start time, TV channel, live stream and ball numbers

Ryan Smart

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When is the FA Cup third round draw? Start time, TV channel, live stream and ball numbers

The FA Cup third round draw takes place on Monday. Here is all you need to know ahead of the draw, including the ball numbers and how to watch.

One of the most anticipated dates on the calendar for most clubs outside of the top flight, the third round sees Premier League and Championship clubs enter the draw.

For teams lower down the pyramid, qualifying for this stage gives them a chance of drawing a plum tie at Old Trafford, Anfield or others, allowing for much-needed club revenue and a day that fans will never forget.

The defending champions of the FA Cup are Liverpool. The Reds have lost in the third round on four occasions in this century, and will hope not to make it a fifth this season.

All ties will take place across the weekend of Friday, January 6 - Monday, January 9.


Here are the key details ahead of the draw:

FA Cup third round draw: When does it take place?

The 2022/23 FA Cup third round draw will take place at 7pm UK time. It will be held at Anfield, the home of Liverpool, and will be completed before the final two fixtures of the second round get underway.

FA Cup third round draw: How can I watch, and is there a livestream?

Viewers tuning in for the FA Cup third round draw can watch live on BBC Two, with broadcasting commencing at 7pm.

Alternatively, the draw will also be available to view on the BBC iPlayer.

The official FA Cup Facebook and Twitter accounts will be showing the draw via live stream.

FA Cup third round draw: What is the prize money?

Winners of each third round match in 2022/23 will receive £105,000 in prize money, an increase on the £82,000 on offer last season.

FA Cup third round draw: What are the ball numbers?

The ball numbers for the FA Cup third round draw are as follows (Premier League sides highlighted):

  • 1. AFC Bournemouth
  • 2. Arsenal
  • 3. Aston Villa
  • 4. Birmingham City
  • 5. Blackburn Rovers
  • 6. Blackpool
  • 7. Brentford
  • 8. Brighton and Hove Albion
  • 9. Bristol City
  • 10. Burnley
  • 11. Cardiff City
  • 12. Chelsea
  • 13. Coventry City
  • 14. Crystal Palace
  • 15. Everton
  • 16. Fulham
  • 17. Huddersfield Town
  • 18. Hull City
  • 19. Leeds United
  • 20. Leicester City
  • 21. Liverpool
  • 22. Luton Town
  • 23. Manchester City
  • 24. Manchester United
  • 25. Middlesbrough
  • 26. Millwall
  • 27. Newcastle United
  • 28. Norwich City
  • 29. Nottingham Forest
  • 30. Preston North End
  • 31. Queens Park Rangers
  • 32. Reading
  • 33. Rotherham United
  • 34. Sheffield United
  • 35. Southampton
  • 36. Stoke City
  • 37. Sunderland
  • 38. Swansea City
  • 39. Tottenham Hotspur
  • 40. Watford
  • 41. West Bromwich Albion
  • 42. West Ham United
  • 43. Wigan Athletic
  • 44. Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • 45. Grimsby Town
  • 46. Wrexham
  • 47. Accrington Stanley
  • 48. Fleetwood Town
  • 49. Ipswich Town
  • 50. Barnsley
  • 51. Forest Green Rovers
  • 52. Portsmouth
  • 53. Shrewsbury Town
  • 54. Hartlepool United
  • 55. Stevenage
  • 56. Charlton Athletic or Stockport County
  • 57. Boreham Wood
  • 58. Dagenham & Redbridge or Gillingham
  • 59. Oxford United
  • 60. Sheffield United
  • 61. Chesterfield
  • 62. Burton Albion
  • 63. Walsall
  • 64. Derby County

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: FA Cup, Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea, Anfield

Ryan Smart
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