When is the FA Cup 3rd round draw: Time and date of the draw as Birmingham sides set to discover their fate

Five teams from Birmingham and the West Midlands region are in the hat for the FA Cup third round tonight

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This round is extra meaningful for the lower clubs in England’s football pyramid, as in the third round the teams that play in the Premier League and Championship enter the competition, and the thought of a big away day at one of the Premier League’s big boys, and a windfall, is what the lower clubs dream of.

Last season, Leicester beat Chelsea in the final 1-0, courtesy of a Youri Tielemans world-class finish, in a match that saw fans return to a stadium, albeit dramatically reduced.

Which West Midlands teams are in the draw?

Birmingham City, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Brom and non-league Kidderminster Harriers will all be flying the flag for the West Midlands in the draw tonight.

Kidderminster will be on the look out for a big draw against a football league side having reached the third round for the first time in eight years.

No team from the region has reached the FA Cup final since 2015 when Aston Villa were defeated by Arsenal.

The last side from Birmingham to win the FA Cup was West Brom way back in 1968.

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool under pressure from Callum Rowe of Aston Villa during the FA Cup Third Round match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on January 08, 2021 in Birmingham, England. Mohamed Salah of Liverpool under pressure from Callum Rowe of Aston Villa during the FA Cup Third Round match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on January 08, 2021 in Birmingham, England.
Mohamed Salah of Liverpool under pressure from Callum Rowe of Aston Villa during the FA Cup Third Round match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on January 08, 2021 in Birmingham, England.

When is the draw?

The draw will be shown live on ITV 4 ahead of the live game between Boreham Wood and St Albans City. Coverage begins at 6.45pm, with the draw estimated to begin at around 7pm.

Who’s included in the draw?

In the previous two rounds, it’s only been League One, League Two and other lower league clubs which have got through the qualifiers.

In the third round, Championship and Premier League sides are now in the competition.

When are the ties played?

The third round will take place over the weekend of Friday 7 to Monday 10 January 2022.

Oliver Lee of Birmingham is challenged by Alejandro Pozuelo of Swansea during the FA Cup fourth round match between Birmingham City and Swansea City at St Andrews Stadium on January 25, 2014 in Birmingham, England.  Oliver Lee of Birmingham is challenged by Alejandro Pozuelo of Swansea during the FA Cup fourth round match between Birmingham City and Swansea City at St Andrews Stadium on January 25, 2014 in Birmingham, England.
Oliver Lee of Birmingham is challenged by Alejandro Pozuelo of Swansea during the FA Cup fourth round match between Birmingham City and Swansea City at St Andrews Stadium on January 25, 2014 in Birmingham, England.

Ball numbers for the FA Cup third round draw:

  1. Bournemouth
  2. Arsenal
  3. Aston Villa
  4. Barnsley
  5. Birmingham City
  6. Blackburn Rovers
  7. Blackpool
  8. Brentford
  9. Brighton & Hove Albion
  10. Bristol City
  11. Burnley
  12. Cardiff City
  13. Chelsea
  14. Coventry City
  15. Crystal Palace
  16. Derby County
  17. Everton
  18. Fulham
  19. Huddersfield Town
  20. Hull City
  21. Leeds United
  22. Leicester City
  23. Liverpool
  24. Luton Town
  25. Manchester City
  26. Manchester United
  27. Middlesbrough
  28. Millwall
  29. Newcastle United
  30. Norwich City
  31. Nottingham Forest
  32. Peterborough United
  33. Preston North End
  34. Queens Park Rangers
  35. Reading
  36. Sheffield United
  37. Southampton
  38. Stoke City
  39. Swansea City
  40. Tottenham Hotspur
  41. Watford
  42. West Bromwich Albion
  43. West Ham United
  44. Wolverhampton Wanderer
  45. Yeovil Town
  46. Bristol Rovers
  47. Port Vale
  48. Morecambe
  49. Hartlepool United
  50. AFC Wimbledon
  51. Wigan Athletic
  52. Leyton Orient
  53. Cambridge United
  54. Mansfield Town
  55. Swindon Town
  56. Rotherham United
  57. Charlton Athletic
  58. Boreham Wood or St Albans City
  59. Kidderminster Harriers
  60. Shrewsbury Town
  61. Chesterfield
  62. Plymouth Argyle
  63. Ipswich Town or Barrow
  64. Harrogate Town

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