When is the FA Cup draw? Start time, TV coverage and semi-final ball numbers

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Those left in the FA Cup this season are just one game from a trip to Wembley, with Tottenham first into the hat for the last four.

A Christian Eriksen-inspired performance downed Swansea at the Liberty Stadium to keep Spurs' hopes of finally winning a trophy alive.

Suffering similar Champions League heartache to Spurs, Manchester United’s FA Cup campaign has also taken on extra weight and they bounced back from defeat against Sevilla with a win over Chris Hughton's Brighton, albeit in a rather unconvincing manner.

New Southampton manager Mark Hughes will get the first look at his players when they face League One Wigan on Sunday. The Latics stunned in the fifth round, beating Manchester City with a solitary Will Grigg goal, and will be confident of toppling another Premier League side to reach Wembley.

The last two Premier League champions round off the weekend, as Leicester City host Chelsea in Sunday’s afternoon kick off.

Standard Sport runs you through everything you need to know about the draw for the FA Cup semi-finals...

When is the draw

The draw will take place on Sunday, March 18, after the 4.30pm game between Leicester and Chelsea.

How to follow

The draw will be shown live on BBC One, following full-time at the King Power Stadium.

FA Cup quarter-final fixtures
Swansea City vs Tottenham
Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion
Wigan Athletic vs Southampton
Leicester City vs Chelsea

Alternatively, you can follow the draw via Standard Sport’s live blog.

Who will host

Two Chelsea icons in Gianfranco Zola and Petr Cech, now with Arsenal, will be drawing the ties for the semi-finals.

Draw numbers

FA Cup semi-final ball numbers
1 Tottenham
2 Manchester United
3 Wigan Athletic or Southampton
4 Leicester City or Chelsea


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