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Royals assigned ball 3️⃣2️⃣ for FA Cup draw…

Third Round draw upcoming on Monday

3 December 2018

Reading supporters will be looking out for ball number 32 on Monday 3rd December when the Emirates FA Cup Third Round draw takes place, broadcast live on BBC One from 7.30pm.

It’s our first involvement in this year’s competition and, as always, it’s a hotly anticipated date in the football calendar when the top-tier sides can potentially be drawn against non-League opposition!

We join the other 43 sides from the top two tiers in entering at this stage, along with the 20 teams that progress this weekend in the Second Round – although those games will be subject to a replay if they can’t be separated on the day.

Ruud Gullit, manager of Chelsea’s 1997 FA Cup-winning side, and Paul Ince, winner as a Manchester United player in 1990 and 1994, will be on duty with presenter Mark Chapman at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening.

For Royals fans, we’ll begin dreaming of going down that road to Wembley again… the journey begins here for another year!

As well as the prospect of a Premier League glamour tie, there are also five teams still remaining from the sixth tier ahead of this weekend - including local sides Woking and Slough Town.

The Third Round is scheduled to take place over the weekend of Saturday 5th January 2019.

The full list of ball numbers is as follows:

Emirates FA Cup, Third Round 2018-19

Ball Club
1 AFC Bournemouth
2 Arsenal
3 Aston Villa
4 Birmingham City
5 Blackburn Rovers
6 Bolton Wanderers
7 Brentford
8 Brighton & Hove Albion
9 Bristol City
10 Burnley
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 Millwall
27 Newcastle United
28 Norwich City
29 Nottingham Forest
30 Preston North End
31 Queens Park Rangers
32 Reading
33 Rotherham United
34 Sheffield United
35 Sheffield Wednesday
36 Southampton
37 Stoke City
38 Swansea City
39 Tottenham Hotspur
40 Watford
41 West Bromwich Albion
42 West Ham United
43 Wigan Athletic
44 Wolverhampton Wanderers
45 Guiseley or Fleetwood Town
46 Luton Town
47 Wrexham or Newport County
48 Tranmere Rovers or Southport
49 Barnsley
50 Shrewsbury Town
51 Solihull Moors or Blackpool
52 Grimsby Town
53 Peterborough United or Bradford City
54 Woking
55 Oldham Athletic
56 Lincoln City
57 AFC Wimbledon
58 Oxford United
59 Barnet
60 Portsmouth
61 Walsall or Sunderland
62 Accrington Stanley
63 Doncaster Rovers
64 Gillingham

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