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Provisional restart agreed for 2019/20 Emirates FA Cup

The Football Association have agreed a provisional restart date for the 2019-20 Emirates FA Cup, which has been on hold since the outbreak of Covid-19.

Following Thursday's announcement that the 2019-20 Premier League season will provisionally restart on Wednesday, 17th June, the Emirates FA Cup quarter-finals will now take place over the weekend of Saturday, 27th June and Sunday, 28th June.

Newcastle United are set to face holders Manchester City at the last eight stage.

The Emirates FA Cup semi-finals will take place across the weekend of Saturday, 18th July and Sunday, 19th July, with the Emirates FA Cup Final on Saturday, 1st August.

Further information on venues and timings will be announced in due course.

"We are pleased to agree the provisional restart date for the 2019-20 Emirates FA Cup," said the FA's chief executive officer, Mark Bullingham.

"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.

"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."

The schedule for the Emirates FA Cup quarter-finals, which was originally drawn on 9th March, is:

Leicester City v Chelsea
Newcastle United v Manchester City
Sheffield United v Arsenal
Norwich City v Manchester United

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