FA Cup replays to be scrapped next season

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With the coronavirus pandemic having led to an adjusted schedule for 2020-2021, the FA has taken the decision to scrap replays in order to ease the pressure on clubs.

Qualification for England's major cup competition will begin on  2September (AEST), with the first round proper taking place in November.

Premier League clubs will enter as usual in the third round, to be played in early January, with the final scheduled for 16 May, 2021.

The FA also announced that, after record prize funds for the last two seasons, the reward money has gone back to the level it was in 2017-2018, due to the financial impact of COVID-19.