FA Cup 3rd round kick-off times: Why are they staggered this year and which games are on TV?

FA Cup 3rd round kick-off times: Why are they staggered this year and which games are on TV?

Category : Explainers , FA Cup , Football

THE FA Cup 3rd round is back as the big boys enter to a more bizarre calendar than ever before.
Following the draw, fans have been shocked to find their teams playing at various hours of the weekend, and typically not due to matches being televised.
From the top to the bottom of the football pyramid, teams in the FA Cup 3rd round will be playing at bizarre hoursGetty – Contributor
FA Cup 3rd round kick-off times
Friday
Tranmere vs Tottenham (7.45pm) – BT Sport 2
Saturday
Bournemouth vs Brighton (12.30pm)
Burnley vs Barnsley (12.30pm)
Man Utd vs Reading (12.30pm) – BT Sport 2
Sheffield Wednesday vs Luton (12.30pm)
Shrewsbury vs Stoke (12.30pm)
West Brom vs Wigan (12.30pm)
West Ham vs Birmingham (12.30pm)
Accrington vs Ipswich (3pm)
Aston Villa vs Swansea (3pm)
Bolton vs Walsall (3pm)
Brentford vs Oxford (3pm)
Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest (3pm)
Derby vs Southampton (3pm)
Everton vs Lincoln (3pm)
Fleetwood vs AFC Wimbledon (3pm)
Gillingham vs Cardiff (3pm)
Middlesbrough vs Peterborough (3pm)
Blackpool vs Arsenal (5.30pm) – BT Sport 2
Bristol City vs Huddersfield (5.30pm)
Crystal Palace vs Grimsby (5.30pm)
Newcastle vs Blackburn (5.30pm)
Norwich vs Porstmouth (5.30pm)

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Sunday
Fulham vs Oldham (2pm)
Man City vs Rotherham (2pm)
Millwall vs Hull (2pm)
Preston vs Doncaster (2pm)
QPR vs Leeds (2pm)
Sheffield United vs Barnet (2pm)
Woking vs Watford (2pm) – BT Sport 2
Newport vs Leicester (4.30pm) – BBC One
Monday
Wolves vs Liverpool (7.45pm) – BBC One
Why are the FA Cup kick-off times staggered?
In 2016, the FA signed a lucrative new overseas TV deal for the FA Cup, said to be worth £820m.
Under the terms of the deal, marketing agency Pitch International were handed the overseas broadcast rights for West Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Therefore while most games will not be televised in the UK, they will be internationally.

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