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Everything you need to know about the FA Cup quarter-final draw: When is it, what number are my team and how can I watch live?


The FA Cup is famous for its regular upsets over the years

The FA Cup continues with the fifth round between the 2nd and 5th March, with 16 teams left in the competition and due to be whittled down to 8 by the next round, the quarter final stage.

All the information you need to know about the draw, when the games will be played, and how to watch, is available below.

When is the FA Cup Quarter Final draw?

The FA Cup quarter-final draw will take place before Everton's clash with non-league side Boreham Wood, which takes place at 8.15 on Thursday. It will be made by current England boss Gareth Southgate and will take place before the final two sides have been decided, meaning that the six winners of their ties, plus the four teams left to play for the two spots, will be included.

Gareth Southgate

What ball number is my team?

The Ball numbers to look out for are as follows:

1.  Luton Town or Chelsea

2. Crystal Palace or Stoke City

3. Peterborough United or Manchester City

4. Liverpool or Norwich City

5. Southampton or West Ham United

6. Middlesbrough or Tottenham Hotspur

7. Nottingham Forest or Huddersfield Town

8. Everton or Boreham Wood

How can I watch?

For information on how to watch the fifth round ties, head to our live streaming page.

The draw itself will be made live on ITV if you are in the UK, and on the FA Cup's Youtube channel if not. It is expected that the draw will be made between 7pm and 8pm GMT.

When will the ties take place?

The ties are due to take place over the weekend of Friday 18th and Monday 21st March, with the final fixture times to be confirmed based on TV listings after the draw,

Who are the favourites for the tournament?

The beauty of the FA Cup is that any of English football's teams can win it, but that doesn't mean that they will.

Current holders Leicester City, and the previous winners Arsenal, have both been knocked out by Nottingham Forest, but they still remain firm outsiders to win the whole competition, at 66/1 with Bet365.

Meanwhile, Manchester City remain the outright favourites to lift the trophy, at odds of 2/1, while Chelsea and Liverpool sit in 2nd and 3rd with odds of 7/2 and 5/1 respectively.

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

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