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Statement issued on FA Cup replays

Replays in Emirates FA Cup Third and Fourth Round won't take place in 2022

24 December 2021

The Football Association issued a statement yesterday on the status of replays in the Emirates FA Cup.

We can today confirm that replays have been removed in both the third and fourth rounds of the 2021-22 Emirates FA Cup. This exceptional decision was approved by the FA Board on Friday 17 December and has been taken in the wider interest of English football to alleviate the possibility of fixture congestion following several postponements in recent days and continued uncertainty ahead due to COVID-19.

Ties in the third and fourth rounds of this season’s competition will be played to a finish on the day, with extra-time and penalty shootouts if required. Replays will return up to and including the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup from the 2022-23 season onwards.

Brentford will play Port Vale in the Emirates FA Cup Third Round on Saturday 8 January 2022. This match will kick-off at 3pm and will now be played to a finish on the day. Ticket information can be seen here.


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