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Vitality Women’s FA Cup to return with Blues hosting Coventry United

The outcome of this draw is that Blues will host Coventry United.

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The Football Association have announced that the 2020/21 Vitality Women’s FA Cup will recommence at the end of this month, with Blues Women returning to the competition in the fourth round scheduled for Sunday 18 April 2021. 

The competition was paused in January at the Second Round after the country went into its third lockdown, with all ‘non-elite’ football suspended as a result.

With the recent announcement that the suspension will be lifted in a few weeks, The FA is in a position to reschedule the first four rounds of the competition – with one tie still to be played in the First Round and 17 in the Second Round, before the Third and Fourth Rounds can be played.

The rescheduled dates – subject to ongoing Government guidance - are as follows:

  • First Round – 31 March 2021
  • Second Round – 4 April 2021
  • Third Round – 11 April 2021
  • Fourth Round – 18 April 2021

To ensure clubs can plan and prepare for their upcoming ties, the draws for the Third and Fourth Round have been made, which can be viewed in full here.

The outcome of this draw is that Blues will host Coventry United. Details of the tie are below.

  • Birmingham City v Coventry United, Sunday 18 April 2021, kick-off 2pm, unless otherwise mutually agreed.

The FA have also acknowledged FIFA’s support for completing the later rounds of the competition and have confirmed that conversations concerning a date for the Fifth Round, which will be completed this season, are ongoing. Following the Fifth Round, up to three rounds, including the Final held at Wembley Stadium connected by EE, can be completed next season, with dates to be confirmed.

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