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FA Cup draw takes place on Monday

Bees to find out cup opponents at start of next week

3 December 2021

The draw for the Third Round of the Emirates FA Cup will take place at the start of next week. The competition has been underway since August and the Second Round Proper takes place this weekend. On Monday, 6 December, the draw for the Third Round, when Brentford enter the competition, will be held.

The Second Round starts tonight, Friday 3 December. The last tie will be held on Monday when Boreham Wood face St Albans. As part of the coverage of that game, the draw for the Third Round will be held, live on ITV4 at 7pm. Full details of the draw will be on Club channels when confirmed.

Brentford will enter the competition at the Third Round stage, along with all Premier League and Sky Bet Championship teams. The 44 teams in the top two divisions will be joined by 20 Second Round winners. The 32 Third Round ties will be played on the weekend of Saturday 8 January 2022. The Bees will be ball number 8. A full list can be seen here.

Brentford have been drawn at home in the Third Round for seven successive seasons. In the year prior to that, 2013/14, Brentford were a League One side and lost in the Second Round to Carlisle United. The year before, The Bees were drawn away to Southend United in a Third Round tie.

Brentford have reached the Fourth Round in the past two seasons. Both times The Bees were beaten by Leicester City at that stage. Last year, Brentford beat Middlesbrough in a Third Round tie before losing 3-1 in the Fourth Round, despite taking the lead through Mads Bech.

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