FA Cup to resume on June 27

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England Football Association (FA) Cup is set to restart on June 27, a week after the return of the Premier League.

The quarter finals will be played on the 27-28 June, Semi-finals on 11-12 July while the finals scheduled for August 1, 2020.

Thursday meeting resolved that the Premier League will resume on June 17, with all 92 matches being televised.

FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said on Friday the Emirates FA Cup is an integral part of the English football calendar and should not be left out.

"We are pleased to agree the provisional restart date for the 2019/20 Emirates FA Cup.

"The competition has been an integral part of the English football calendar for nearly 150 years, and we'd like to thank the Premier League Executive and Clubs for their support in scheduling the remaining matches during this unprecedented time,” said Bullingham.

He added that, "This has been a difficult period for many people and while this is a positive step, the restart date is dependent on all safety measures being met. The health and wellbeing of players, staff and supporters remains our priority."

FA Cup quarter finals draws will see Leicester City host Chelsea, Newcastle United play Manchester City, Sheffield United take on Arsenal as Norwich City test Manchester United.

The match venues and time has not been set.

Emirates FA quarter-finals draw was made in March, before the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic that has seen all sporting activities across the world put to a halt for at least 3 months.

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