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FA Cup fifth round draw: Date, start time, where to watch & numbers

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Leicester are the current holders
Leicester are the current holders / Pool/GettyImages

The FA Cup fifth round draw takes place this Sunday with the 16 teams that remain finding out their fate as they strive to make the quarter-finals.

Middlesbrough were the first side to book their place at this stage of the competition, shocking Manchester United on penalties on Friday. By the end of the weekend, 16 clubs will be one step closer to reaching a Wembley final.

Here is everything you need to know about the draw...

When is the FA Cup fifth round draw?

The draw for the fifth round of the 2021/22 FA Cup takes place on Sunday 6 February, prior to Liverpool vs Cardiff City.

It has been confirmed that things will kick off at around 11:40am, with former Manchester United and Newcastle United striker Andy Cole pulling out the balls.

Where can I watch the FA Cup fifth round draw on TV/live stream?

This year's draw will be broadcasted live on ITV1 in the UK and on ESPN+ in the United States. You will also be able to follow coverage on the Emirates FA Cup Twitter account.

FA Cup fifth round draw numbers

  1. Crystal Palace
  2. AFC Bournemouth or Boreham Wood
  3. Huddersfield Town
  4. Peterborough United
  5. Luton Town
  6. Southampton
  7. Chelsea
  8. Everton
  9. West Ham United
  10. Middlesbrough
  11. Tottenham Hotspur
  12. Liverpool or Cardiff City
  13. Stoke City
  14. Nottingham Forest or Leicester City
  15. Manchester City
  16. Norwich City

FA Cup fifth round dates

This year the ties for the FA Cup fifth round are taking place in midweek. The FA website record the date for the ties as Wednesday 2 March, but it is likely that fixtures will take place on the Tuesday and Thursday of that week too.