FA Cup, the cup championship in English football, has been given a green flag by the English Football Association to resume action after the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic globally. The announcement comes after a day of announcing the Premier League return.
No venues or kick-off times for the matches have been confirmed at this stage. The semi-finals and final are normally held at Wembley Stadium. In the quarter-final, Leicester City will take on Chelsea. The second quarter-final will witness Manchester City take on Newcastle United. In the third quarter-final, Sheffield United will collide against Arsenal. The last quarter-final will be held between Norwich City and Manchester United.
The FA Cup has been provisionally scheduled to return with the quarter-finals on June 27-28 and final set to be held on August 1.
FA Cup Set To Resume Proceedings From June 27
FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said: “We are pleased to agree the provisional restart date for the 2019/20 Emirates FA Cup.”
“The competition has been an integral part of the English football calendar for nearly 150 years, and we’d like to thank the Premier League Executive and Clubs for their support in scheduling the remaining matches during this unprecedented time,” he added.
“This has been a difficult period for many people and while this is a positive step, the restart date is dependent on all safety measures being met. The health and wellbeing of players, staff and supporters remains our priority,” Mark further said.
Premier League Set To Return From June 17
Finally, after all the havoc wrecked by the coronavirus pandemic, there is some good news coming from the world of sports as Premier League is set to return from June 17. The top-flight clubs on Thursday agreed to restart the 2019/20 season on June 17, provided that all safety requirements are in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal, both rearranged games will take place on that date, the English top-flight said in a statement. The last league match before the shutdown was Leicester versus Aston Villa on March 9, with all English professional football suspended four days later.