When is FA Cup draw? Start time today, TV channel, live stream and ball numbers for fifth round

When is FA Cup draw? Start time today, TV channel, live stream and ball numbers for fifth round

The draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup is coming up today, with the field set to be whittled down to just 16 teams.

With Arsenal and West Ham early casualties, the path is opening up for the big guns and perhaps a minnow to earn a trip to Wembley this season.


This week's fourth-round action got underway on Thursday as Bournemouth smashed Swansea, before Chelsea drew with Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge to force a replay.

Tottenham, meanwhile, were dumped out of the competition after a late defeat by Manchester City.

Non-league Maidstone kicked off Saturday's action with a stunning upset of high-flying Championship side Ipswich.

Two giant killings could on the cards on Sunday when Norwich travel to Liverpool and Manchester United make the trip to League Two side Newport.

When is the FA Cup draw?

The draw is scheduled for today - Sunday January 28, 2024 - and had been due to take place take place shortly before Liverpool's fourth-round tie with Norwich.

But West Brom's clash with Wolves was suspended after fan disorder at the Hawthorns, which delayed the conclusion of that game.

Due to that delay, the draw will now take place at half-time of the Liverpool game, which is likely to be around 3:20pm GMT.

How can I watch the FA Cup draw?

TV channel: In the UK, the draw will be broadcast live and free-to-air on ITV1.

Live stream: Viewers can also tune in online for free via the FA's social media channels, plus the ITVX app and website.

Live blog: You can follow the draw as it happens on Standard Sport's live blog.

FA Cup draw ball numbers

  1. Watford or Southampton

  2. Blackburn or Wrexham

  3. Bournemouth

  4. West Brom or Wolves

  5. Bristol City or Nottingham Forest

  6. Leicester

  7. Sheffield Wednesday or Coventry

  8. Chelsea or Aston Villa

  9. Maidstone

  10. Liverpool or Norwich

  11. Manchester City

  12. Leeds or Plymouth

  13. Luton

  14. Newport or Manchester United

  15. Brighton

  16. Newcastle

When will the FA Cup fifth round be played?

This round is scheduled to take place in midweek, during the week commencing Monday February 26, 2024.

FA Cup fourth-round schedule and results

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