When is the FA Cup semi-final draw and how can I watch it?


he FA Cup semi-final draw will take place after the four quarter-finals this weekend.

Chelsea travel to Middlesbrough in the first quarter-final on Saturday afternoon before the final three games of the last eight take place on Sunday.

Crystal Palace are home to Everton, Southampton host Manchester City and Nottingham Forest take on Liverpool.

Championship side Middlesbrough have already knocked out Manchester United and Tottenham and will be looking to cause another upset at the Riverside Stadium.

Patrick Vieira has won the FA Cup four times as a player and offers to bring Palace back to Wembley for the first time since the 2016 final.

City will be favorites against Southampton and Forest will host Liverpool in a poignant first encounter in the competition since the postponed 1989 semi-final played at Old Trafford, following the Hillsborough disaster.

Here’s everything you need to know before the draw…

When is the FA Cup semi-final draw?

The FA Cup semi-final draw takes place at around 17:30 GMT today, Thursday 3 March 2022, ahead of the match between Nottingham Forest and Liverpool.

How can I watch the FA Cup semi-final draw?

TV channel: The draw will be shown live on ITV during their coverage of the Forest-Liverpool encounter.

Direct: The draw will be broadcast on the ITV Hub website and app, as well as on the FA’s social media channels.

When will the FA Cup semi-finals be played?

The FA Cup semi-finals will take place on the weekend of April 16-17, 2022.

The final is set to take place at Wembley on May 14.

What are the ball numbers for the FA Cup semi-final draw?

1. Crystal Palace or Everton

2. Nottingham Forest or Liverpool

3. Middlesbrough or Chelsea

4. Southampton or Manchester City

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