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|Number of teams||737|
The 2017–18 FA Cup (also known as the FA Challenge Cup) will be the 137th edition of the oldest recognised football tournament in the world. It is sponsored by Emirates, and known as the Emirates FA Cup for sponsorship purposes. 737 clubs were accepted into the tournament, and it will begin with the Extra Preliminary Round on 5 August 2017, and will conclude with the final on 19 May 2018. The winner will qualify for the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League group stage.
| Winners from|
| New entries|
|Leagues entering at this round|
|First Round Proper||124||80||32||48|| EFL League One|
EFL League Two
|Second Round Proper||84||40||40||none||none|
|Third Round Proper||64||64||20||44|| Premier League|
|Fourth Round Proper||32||32||32||none||none|
|Fifth Round Proper||16||16||16||none||none|
|Round|| No. of Clubs|
| Prize fund|
|Extra Preliminary Round winners||TBA||TBA|
|Preliminary Round winners||TBA||TBA|
|First Round Qualifying winners||116||TBA|
|Second Round Qualifying winners||80||TBA|
|Third Round Qualifying winners||40||TBA|
|Fourth Round Qualifying winners||32||TBA|
|First Round Proper winners||40||TBA|
|Second Round Proper winners||20||TBA|
|Third Round Proper winners||32||TBA|
|Fourth Round Proper winners||16||TBA|
|Fifth Round Proper winners||8||TBA|
Round and draw dates
The schedule will be follows.
|Phase||Round||Draw date||Match date|
|Qualifying rounds||Extra Preliminary Round||7 July 2017||5 August 2017|
|Preliminary Round||19 August 2017|
|First Round Qualifying||TBC||2 September 2017|
|Second Round Qualifying||TBC||16 September 2017|
|Third Round Qualifying||TBC||30 September 2017|
|Fourth Round Qualifying||TBC||14 October 2017|
|Main tournament||First Round Proper||TBC||4 November 2017|
|Second Round Proper||TBC||2 December 2017|
|Third Round Proper||TBC||6 January 2018|
|Fourth Round Proper||TBC||27 January 2018|
|Fifth Round Proper||TBC||17 February 2018|
|Quarter-finals||TBC||17 March 2018|
|Semi-finals||TBC||21 April 2018|
|Final||19 May 2018|
- Main article: 2017–18 FA Cup qualifying rounds
The qualifying competition will begin with the Extra Preliminary Round on 5 August 2017. All of the competing teams that are not members of either the Premier League or English Football League had to compete in the qualifying rounds to secure a place in the First Round Proper. The final (fourth) qualifying round will be played over the weekend of 14 October 2017.
The final will be played on Saturday 19 May 2018 at Wembley Stadium.
|2017-18 FA Cup match days|