Hot on the heals of the delayed 2019/20 FA Cup Final, the dates for the 2020/21 competition have been revealed, or at least the early rounds have.
The competition will start on a Tuesday night – the 1st September and dates have been confirmed right through to the Fourth Qualifying Round in October.
The dates in full are:
- Extra Preliminary Round – Tuesday 1st September
- Preliminary Round – Saturday 12th September
- First Qualifying Round – Tuesday 22nd September
- Second Qualifying Round – Saturday 3rd October
- Third Qualifying Round – Tuesday 13th October
- Fourth Qualifying Round – Saturday 24th October
The qualifying rounds are been squeezed in to a shorter time frame than usual with the traditional Saturday afternoon dates affected and an unusual Tuesday night start.