The English Football Association had on Thursday announced that replays won’t be taking place in the 2020/21 FA Cup tournament.
The FA Cup replays were cancelled due to fixture congestion in the 2020/21 season.
mNaija.com reports that this new development is only for one season, with replays returning in the 2021/22 season.
This simply matches that if a match end in a draw, the team will have to slug it out by going into extra-time and penalties instead of an extra game being held.
After previously revealing that there would be a cut in prize money due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the FA have also confirmed the schedule for the 2020/21 FA Cup.
It will start with the extra preliminary round on September 1, with the final being held on May 15, 2021.
See The Full 2020/21 FA Cup Schedule
Extra preliminary round: Tuesday, 1 September
Preliminary round: Saturday, 12 September
First qualifying round: Tuesday, September 22
Second qualifying round: Saturday, October 3
Third qualifying round: Tuesday, October 13
Fourth qualifying round: Saturday, October 24
First round: Saturday, November 7
Second round: Saturday, November 28
Third round: Saturday, January 9
Fourth round: Saturday, January 23
Fifth round: Wednesday, February 10
Quarter-finals: Saturday, March 20
Semi-finals: Saturday, April 17
Final: Saturday, May 15