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English football’s return unfolds as FA Cup rescheduled dates confirmed

The remaining FA Cup fixtures have been confirmed to be taking place on the weekend of 27-28 June with Semi Finals set to take place on 11-12 July and the final to conclude the competition on Saturday, 1 August.

The announcement comes after yesterday’s news that the Premier League has been given the green light to resume on Wednesday, 1 June.

According to the the BBC, FA Chief Executive, Mark Bullingham has said the rescheduled dates are “dependent on all safety measures being met.”

“The health and wellbeing of players, staff and supporters remains our priority.

“The competition has been an integral part of the English football calendar for nearly 150 years, and we would like to thank the Premier League executive and clubs for their support in scheduling the remaining matches during this unprecedented time.” Bullingham added.

The draw for the quarter final fixtures took place at the beginning of March, which saw Manchester United draw an away fixture against Norwich City.

The other quarter final fixtures include:

Leicester City vs Chelsea
Newcastle United vs Manchester City
Sheffield United vs Arsenal

United, along with Chelsea and Manchester City will resume the historic cup competition as the three favourites to lift the 148 year-old trophy.

However, with venues and kick off times still to be confirmed, could this unprecedented season be a season that we see a Cup upset?

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