Does the FA Cup Use Replays or Extra Time for Draws?

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The FA Cup is one of the most prestigious football competitions in the world, and tonight’s games are sure to be exciting. But what happens if the game ends in a draw? Do the teams play extra-time and penalties, or is there a replay?

The answer depends on the stage of the competition. In the early rounds of the FA Cup, replays are used if the game ends in a draw. This means that the teams will play the same game again at a later date, usually within a week. The replay is played at the same venue as the original game, and the winner of the replay will progress to the next round.

However, in the later stages of the competition, replays are no longer used. Instead, if the game ends in a draw, the teams will play extra-time and penalties. Extra-time is two periods of 15 minutes each, and if the game is still tied after extra-time, the teams will go to a penalty shootout. The team that scores the most penalties will win the game and progress to the next round.

So, to answer the question, tonight’s FA Cup games will either have a replay or extra-time and penalties, depending on the stage of the competition. Replays are used in the early rounds, while extra-time and penalties are used in the later stages. Whichever way it goes, it’s sure to be an exciting night of football!