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FA Cup relief as competition restarts with quarter-finals in June and final to take place after Prem season on August 1

FOOTBALL boss Mark Bullingham has revealed his relief that the FA Cup is restarting.

The FA have confirmed the dates for the competition with the quarter-finals to take place on the weekend of June 27 and 28.

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The semi-finals will take place on July 11 and 12.

And the final will be on August 1 - the last match of the season.

FA Chief Executive Officer Bullingham said: “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.

“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.”

The schedule for the Emirates FA Cup quarter-finals, which was originally drawn on March 4:

Meanwhile, Liverpool face playing away from Anfield until they have at least won the title.

Prem clubs were yesterday told of the plan which could see the Mersey derby staged in MANCHESTER.

Authorities have fears Kop fans will congregate near Anfield to celebrate the end of their 30-year wait for title success.

Meanwhile, some all-London derbies including the Tottenham versus Arsenal clash are likely to be held at alternative venues.

Police demands over Project Restart — which will see the Prem return on June 17 — were met with disapproval from clubs and they will continue to discuss the issues over the next week before a final vote next Thursday.


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