The FA Cup Finale takes place on August 1st

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – The FA Cup final will take place on August 1, the football association said on Friday after the Premier League announced on Thursday that its season would restart on June 17.

The quarter-finals of the FA Cup take place on the weekend from June 27th to 28th. The semi-finals are scheduled for the weekend of July 11-12.

The FA said that the data is “preliminary” and depends on all security elements available for the games.

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FILE PHOTO: Raheem Sterling from Manchester City holds the FA Cup in the air after the 2019 final

“We are delighted to agree on the provisional restart date for the Emirates FA Cup 2019/20,” said FA boss Mark Bullingham.

“The competition has been an integral part of the English football calendar for almost 150 years. We would like to thank the Premier League manager and clubs for their support in planning the remaining games in this unprecedented time.”

Bullingham emphasized the provisional nature of the proposed data, adding that “the health and well-being of players, staff and supporters remains our priority”.

The schedule for the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup (originally drawn on March 4th):

Leicester City versus Chelsea

Newcastle United v Manchester City

Sheffield United v Arsenal

Norwich City v Manchester United

(Reporting by Simon Evans; editing by David Goodman)

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