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2021/22 Emirates FA Cup round dates and prize fund

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The Football Association have released the round dates and prize fund details for the full 2021/22 Emirates FA Cup.

Starting in August and finishing in May, the FA Cup will feature 729 clubs battling it out to reach the Wembley final.

The big news is that replays are back for all Qualifying Rounds and up until the Fourth Round Proper after taking a season off last year due to the condensed pandemic affected calendar.

The FA Cup prize fund is equal to 2020/21 when £16million was shared between competing clubs.

Round dates for the 2021/22 FA Cup

  • Extra Preliminary Round Saturday 7 August 2021
  • Preliminary Round Saturday 21 August 2021
  • First Round Qualifying Saturday 4 September 2021
  • Second Round Qualifying Saturday 18 September 2021
  • Third Round Qualifying Saturday 2 October 2021
  • Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 16 October 2021
  • First Round Proper Saturday 6 November 2021
  • Second Round Proper Saturday 4 December 2021
  • Third Round Proper Saturday 8 January 2022
  • Fourth Round Proper Saturday 5 February 2022
  • Fifth Round Proper Wednesday 2 March 2022
  • Quarter Final Saturday 19 March 2022
  • Semi Final Saturday 16 April 2022
  • Final Saturday 14 May 2022

Prize fund for the 2021/22 FA Cup

Extra Preliminary Round winners (174) £1,125
Extra Preliminary Round losers (174) £375

Preliminary Round winners (155) £1,444
Preliminary Round losers (155) £481

First Round Qualifying winners (121) £2,250
First Round Qualifying losers (121) £750

Second Round Qualifying winners (82) £3,375
Second Round Qualifying losers (82) £1,125

Third Round Qualifying winners (41) £5,625
Third Round Qualifying losers (41) £1,875

Fourth Round Qualifying winners (32) £9,375
Fourth Round Qualifying losers (32) £3,125

First Round Proper winners (40) £22,629

Second Round Proper winners (20) £34,000

Third Round Proper winners (32) £82,000

Fourth Round Proper winners (16) £90,000

Fifth Round Proper winners (8) £180,000

Quarter Final winners (4) £360,000

Semi-Final losers (2) £450,000
Semi-Final winners (2) £900,000

Final runners-up (1) £900,000
Final winners (1) £1,800,000


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