FA Cup third round draw: When is it? How to watch, ball numbers confirmed, prize money

The second round of the FA Cup takes place this weekend with League One, League Two and non-league clubs looking to book showdowns with Championship and Premier League outfits in the third round of the competition. 

There are a handful of lower-league clubs dreaming of glamour ties in the next stage, with Canvey Island the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, playing in the eighth tier.

Marine and King’s Lynn are among the other non-league sides in the next round, while Chorley – bottom of the sixth-tier National League North – take on the highest-ranked team in Peterborough United.

FA Cup games this season are split across BBC and BT Sport, meaning plenty of matches will be shown on free-to-air TV. 

The third round proper is not until the weekend of Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 January 2021, when non-league clubs could be back in regular league action following the recent nationwide lockdown.

The 32 clubs who progress to the next round are looking to pick up £82,000 in winnings but they will most be looking forward to the draw and finding out whether or not they face a big team.

So when is the draw? Express Sport is on hand with all the details, including how you can follow it live.

When is the FA Cup third round draw?

The draw will take place tonight (Monday, November 30).

What time is the FA Cup third round draw?

The draw is due to be held at 7.10pm GMT.

How can I watch the FA Cup first round draw?

There are several ways you can follow the FA Cup draw on Monday evening.

It will be shown live on FA Cup’s official YouTube, Twitter and Facebook channels.

The third round draw will be broadcast live on BT Sport’s build-up coverage of the second-round tie between Canvey Island and Boreham Wood.

Alternatively, Express Sport will also have a live blog to cover the events.

FA Cup 2020/21 prize money

Third round: £82,000

Fourth round: £90,000

Fifth round: £180,000

Quarter-finals: £360,000

Semi-finals: £900,000 (losers receive £450,000)

Final: £1,800,000 (runners-up receive £900,000)

FA Cup third round draw ball numbers

1 AFC Bournemouth
2 Arsenal
3 Aston Villa
4 Barnsley
5 Birmingham City
6 Blackburn Rovers
7 Brentford
8 Brighton & Hove Albion
9 Bristol City
10 Burnley
11 Cardiff City
12 Chelsea
13 Coventry City
14 Crystal Palace
15 Derby County
16 Everton
17 Fulham
18 Huddersfield Town
19 Leeds United
20 Leicester City
21 Liverpool
22 Luton Town
23 Manchester City
24 Manchester United
25 Middlesbrough
26 Millwall
27 Newcastle United
28 Norwich City
29 Nottingham Forest
30 Preston North End
31 Queens Park Rangers
32 Reading

33 Rotherham United
34 Sheffield United
35 Sheffield Wednesday
36 Southampton
37 Stoke City
38 Swansea City
39 Tottenham Hotspur
40 Watford
41 West Bromwich Albion
42 West Ham United
43 Wolverhampton Wanderers
44 Wycombe Wanderers
45 Stevenage or Hull City
46 Harrogate Town or Blackpool
47 Tranmere Rovers or Brackley Town
48 AFC Wimbledon or Crawley Town
49 Stockport County or Yeovil Town
50 Plymouth Argyle or Lincoln City
51 Portsmouth or King’s Lynn Town
52 Cheltenham Town or Crewe Alexandra
53 Peterborough United or Chorley
54 Morecambe or Solihull Moors
55 Shrewsbury Town or Oxford City
56 Mansfield Town or Dagenham & Redbridge
57 Newport County or Salford City
58 Marine or Havant & Waterlooville
59 Gillingham or Exeter City
60 Canvey Island or Boreham Wood
61 Carlisle United or Doncaster Rovers 
62 Barnet or Milton Keynes Dons
63 Bristol Rovers or Darlington
64 Bradford City or Oldham Athletic

source: express.co.uk