FA Cup first round draw: All you need to know

A replica of the trophy on display outside Wembley Stadium, London. Picture date: Saturday May 15, 2

Ipswich Town will be in the FA Cup first round draw on Sunday. - Credit: PA

Ipswich Town will be in the FA Cup first round draw on Sunday. Here's all you need to know.


The draw will take place live on ITV1 on Sunday.

Coverage starts at 1.05pm and is scheduled for half an hour until 1.35pm.

Ball numbers have not yet been revealed.


All 48 clubs in League One and League Two enter the draw at this stage. They are joined by 48 teams who have emerged from the qualifying rounds, the first of which was back on August 6.

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The fourth and final qualifying round takes place on Saturday.

East Anglian interest this weekend includes AFC Sudbury hosting Dartford (who Ipswich played in pre-season) and Chelmsford playing at Harrow Borough.

Southend United - currently struggling towards the bottom of the National League table - host Chertsey Town.

Sudbury and Chertsey are two of just eight Step Four non-league clubs left in the competition as it stands, along with Marine, Marske United, Pontefract Collieries, Stamford, Hastings United and Bedfont Sports.


A total of 40 matches will take place over the weekend of Saturday, November 6.

A reminder that replays, up to and including the fourth round, are back on the agenda having been scrapped last season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Town players pictured after the 3-2 defeat against Portsmouth in the FA Cup Picture: Ross Halls

Janoi Donacien and Toto Nsiala pictured after the 3-2 defeat against Portsmouth in the FA Cup last season. - Credit: Archant


You probably don't need reminding that Town - FA Cup winners in 1978 - have won just one of their last 19 games in the world famous competition.

2020/21 - 1R: L 3-2 aet Portsmouth (h)

2019/20 - 1R: D 1-1 Lincoln (h), W 1-0 Lincoln (a); 2R: D 1-1 Coventry (a), L 2-1 Coventry (h)

2018/19 - 3R: L 1-0 Accrington (a)

2017/18 - 3R: L 1-0 Sheffield United (h)

2016/17 - 3R: D 2-2 Lincoln (h), L 1-0 Lincoln (a)

2015/16 - 3R: D 2-2 Portsmouth (h), L 3-2 Portsmouth (a)

2014/15 - 3R: D 1-1 Southampton (a), L 1-0 Southampton (h)

2013/14 - 3R: D 1-1 Preston (h), L 3-2 aet Preston (a)

2012/13 - 3R: L 2-1 Aston Villa (a)

2011/12 - 3R: L 3-1 Hull (a)

2010/11 - 3R: L 7-0 Chelsea (a)

2009/10 - 3R: W 2-1 Blackpool (a), L 2-1 Southampton (a)

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