FA Cup Semi Final Draw live on BBC One

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Wembley Stadium will beckon for the four remaining sides that will contest the FA Cup Semi-Finals in April and the last draw of this season’s competition will take place at Old Trafford on Monday, March 9, live on BBC One.

With the return of the world’s oldest domestic cup competition to BBC TV screens this season, the corporation has put in its mark by revamping TV coverage of the FA Cup, including the return of the draw to Mondays in a new primetime slot.

Each of this season’s draws has been staged at different locations throughout the country, all of which hosted by BBC Match of the Day 2 presenter Mark Chapman in front of a live audience.

The Semi Final draw will take place after to the BBC’s live Sixth Round tie between Manchester United and Arsenal at approximately 9.45pm, with United legend Peter Schmeichel and Arsenal fan Dermot O’Leary set to make the draw.

So far, Aston Villa are the only side assured of a place in the last four after their 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion. Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Blackburn means they both join Bradford and Reading, who also drew 0-0, in the hat.

With The Cup reaching the semi-final stage, just two ties will be drawn out of the velvet bag and fans can find out who faces who by watching live coverage on BBC One, or via the video player below, courtesy of FA TV.

This season’s Semi Final ties will be played over the weekend of April 18-19 with BBC TV screening the first pick tie, while fellow FA Cup broadcaster BT Sport will also show the second pick exclusively live.

The FA Cup returned to BBC television after a six-year absence and fans will be able to watch up to 16 live matches on BBC One and BBC Two throughout the competition.

Aside from the two live games on BBC TV, Saturday’s Football Focus will be broadcast live from one of the match venues, plus there will be Match of the Day highlights on both Saturday and Sunday.

A similar pattern will follow for future rounds, culminating in FA Cup final week, when a special documentary will be aired on BBC One, with the showpiece match being played at Wembley on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

The BBC has a four-year contract to screen live FA Cup games running until 2018, in partnership with BT Sport.

For more details about this season’s FA Cup, visit www.thefa.com/thefacup.

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 Monday 9th March

 FA Cup Semi Final Draw

 LIVE: 9.45pm approx  BBC One

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 Liverpool or Blackburn Rovers

 Bradford City or Reading

 Manchester United or Arsenal

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