One of the most exciting dates in the footballing calendar is just around the corner, as the FA Cup Third Round is set to take place at the start of next month.
The world’s oldest football competition is into its 141st season in 2021-22 and the Second Round is set to conclude tonight.
This season’s FA Cup began with the Extra Preliminary Round back in July, involving clubs from the very bottom of the footballing pyramid with a shot at making history.
And now some of the world’s best teams come into the picture as the draw for the Third Round is finally here.
Here is all you need to know ahead of that draw and who will be involved in the next round of the FA Cup.
When is the FA Cup Third Round draw?
The draw for the FA Cup Third Round takes place at 7pm on Monday, December 6.
How to watch
The draw will be televised on ITV4, prior to the second-round tie between Boreham Wood and St Albans City, with coverage starting at 6:45pm.
You can also tune in via ITV's Hub app, while it is also available to stream on the FA's Twitter and Facebook pages.
The Third Round draw will involve 64 clubs in total, including the 20 Premier League teams and the 24 Championship teams.
The 20 winners from the Second Round will also advance to the Third Round, which is made up of League 1, League 2 and non-league clubs.
The lowest ranked side left in the competition is Kidderminster Harriers of the National League North - the sixth tier of English football.
When does the Third Round take place?
The FA Cup Third Round takes place on the weekend of January 7-10.
The winners of each tie will receive £82,000 in prize money.
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Who won the FA Cup last season?
Leicester City are the current holders of the FA Cup after winning it in 2020-21.
They defeated Chelsea 1-0 in the final at Wembley in May, courtesy of a 63rd minute Youri Tielemans strike.
1. AFC Bournemouth
3. Aston Villa
5. Birmingham City
6. Blackburn Rovers
9. Brighton & Hove Albion
10. Bristol City
12. Cardiff City
14. Coventry City
15. Crystal Palace
16. Derby County
19. Huddersfield Town
20. Hull City
21. Leeds United
22. Leicester City
24. Luton Town
25. Manchester City
26. Manchester United
29. Newcastle United
30. Norwich City
31. Nottingham Forest
32. Peterborough United
33. Preston North End
34. Queens Park Rangers
36. Sheffield United
38. Stoke City
39. Swansea City
40. Tottenham Hotspur
42. West Bromwich Albion
43. West Ham United
44. Wolverhampton Wanderers
45. Yeovil Town or Stevenage
46. Bristol Rovers
47. Port Vale
49. Hartlepool United
50. AFC Wimbledon
51. Colchester United or 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 or FC Halifax Town
60. Shrewsbury Town
61. Salford City or Chesterfield
62. Rochdale or Plymouth Argyle
63. Ipswich Town or Barrow