The first two draws for the new Emirates FA Cup 2021-22 campaign have been made

Friday 09 Jul 2021
The new Emirates FA Cup campaign gets underway on Saturday 7 August

The new Emirates FA Cup season begins on Saturday 7 August 2021, with the draws for the first two rounds of the 2021-22 competition now released.

As the Cup begins its historic 150th term, both the extra preliminary round and preliminary round draws have been made as teams from across the country begin their journey.

With a total of 729 clubs entering the competition this season, 348 of them will be taking to the pitch at the first stage with 174 ties scheduled in the extra preliminary round.

And with another 136 clubs entering at the preliminary round stage, we'll have 155 ties taking place on Saturday 21 August.

Of course, both winning and losing clubs will benefit from the competition prize fund which was released last week, with those progressing from the EPR picking up £1125 and those in the PR collecting £1444. Losing clubs will get £375 and £481 respectively in each round.

You can see the draws in full via the downloadable documents below.

By Communications department