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2019/20 Women’s FA Cup to resume in September

Arsenal will finally play their quarter-final.

Arsenal Women Training Session Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images

The FA today announced the resumption of the 2019-20 Women’s FA Cup. The competition had been suspended at the quarter-final stage when the rest of the women’s game in England was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Arsenal’s now penultimate game of the season was a 2-0 home win against Lewes in the fifth round of the FA Cup, which set up a home quarter-final against Tottenham Hotspur. The quarter-final will now take place during the weekend of September 26-27, with the semi-final the same week, on either September 30 or October 1.

With the UK government set to allow a certain percentage of fans back into stadiums, the Women’s FA Cup final, at Wembley, will be on October 31. The last Women’s FA Cup final saw an attendance of over 43,000, a mark that will likely be prevented from being reached as stadiums will be limited to between 17 and 33 percent of capacity. That, however, will still bring in a great deal of revenue which is why the final will be in October and not before the season, which begins on September 5.