What time is the draw? How much money could Hartlepool United make? Details from the FA Cup ahead of the introduction of Premier League and Championship clubs in round three
Hartlepool United will find out their FA Cup third round opponents in tonight’s draw.
Pools are in the hat alongside the country’s elite as clubs from the Premier League and Championship make their bow in the competition.
Old Trafford, Anfield, The Emirates and St James’s Park are just some of the venues Graeme Lee’s side could be drawn at following their second round success over Lincoln City.
Lewis Fiorini’s own goal was enough to secure Pools victory at Sincil Bank in what was their second success over a League One side in the competition having overcome Wycombe Wanderers in round one.
Pools are ball 49 of 64 in tonight’s draw which will take place before the final second round tie between Boreham Wood and St Albans City.
The coverage on ITV 4 gets underway at 7pm on Monday, December 6 with the draw scheduled to take place prior to the 7.45pm kick-off.
Supporters will also be able to follow coverage of the draw via the FA Cup social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.
The third round will take place over the weekend of Friday, January 7 until Monday, January 10, 2022, with winning clubs picking up £82,000 from the competition prize fund.
Pools have already banked £56,629 from their success to date in the competition and will also be entitled to a share of 45 per cent of gate receipts from their third round tie.
Should Pools’ third round tie end in a draw then a replay will take place with replays mandatory until round five of the competition following a changing of the competition rules in 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.