The third round draw for the FA cup takes place this afternoon at 3 p.m. ET. The draws will be made by Ian Wright and Steven Gerrard. Surprisingly, this round features fifth tier side Barrow A.F.C. who defeated League One Bristol Rovers. This will be the first round that features teams from the Premier League and the Championship. These matches will occur from January 6-9, 2017.
The draw numbers for this round of the FA Cup are:
AFC Bournemouth (1), Arsenal (2), Aston Villa (3), Barnsley (4), Birmingham City (5), Blackburn Rovers (6), Brentford (7), Brighton (8), Bristol City (9), Burnley (10), Burton Albion (11), Cardiff City (12), Chelsea (13), Crystal Palace (14), Derby County (15), Everton (16), Fulham (17), Huddersfield Town (18), Hull City (19), Ipswich Town (20), Leeds United (21), Leicester City (22), Liverpool (23), Manchester City (24), Manchester United (25), Middlesbrough (26), Newcastle United (27), Norwich City (28), Nottingham Forest (29), Preston North End (30), Queens Park Rangers (31), Reading (32), Rotherham United (33), Sheffield Wednesday (34), Southampton (35), Stoke City (36), Sunderland (37), Swansea City (38), Tottenham (39), Watford (40), West Bromwich Albion (41), West Ham United (42), Wigan Athletic (43), Wolves (44), AFC Wimbledon (45), Wycombe Wanderers (46), Millwall (47), Macclesfield Town or Oxford United (48), Bolton Wanderers (49), Blackpool (50), Stourbridge or Northampton Town (51), Notts County or Peterborough United (52), Cambridge United (53), Port Vale (54), Barrow (55), Accrington Stanley (56), Lincoln City or Oldham Athletic (57), Luton Town (58), Sutton United (59), Eastleigh or FC Halifax Town (60), Shrewsbury Town or Fleetwood Town (61), Charlton Athletic or Milton Keynes Dons (62), Plymouth Argyle or Newport County (63), Rochdale (64)
Unlike other competitions, the draw for the FA Cup is completely random: the first ball that is drawn will play the second ball that is drawn. The home team is the first team that is drawn in the tie.
Unfortunately, there’s no US live coverage of the draw; if you’re in England, it’s on BT Sport or streaming on BBC Player. If you’re not in England, there are any number of ways to follow along in real time though, the Guardian and BBC usually do live blogs of the draw, and you can always follow the official FA Cup Twitter feed.