FA Cup: All first-round ties including non-elite teams to go ahead as planned


All 40 FA Cup round one ties, including those involving non-elite teams, will be played as planned from 6-9 November. Elite sports can continue behind closed doors during the four-week lockdown from Thursday but rules on grassroots and amateur sport are being finalised.

The government has confirmed that the 10 non-elite teams left in the FA Cup can play under elite protocols. But golf courses, driving ranges and tennis courts in England have been told to close until at least 3 December.

The BBC is showing 13 of the FA Cup first-round ties, with FC United of Manchester v Doncaster on BBC Two on Saturday (17:30 GMT). There will be live streams of 12 further matches on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website over the weekend.

All the matches will be played behind closed doors, with losing teams set to receive a share of prize money to lessen the financial impact of no fans attending.


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