2005â€“06 FA Cup
The FA Cup 2005 /06 was the 125th edition of the world's oldest football cup tournament; The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup shortly. This Cup season started with 674 clubs. The finals should be held in the newly built Wembley Stadium in London. Due to delays in the construction of the final was once again at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales instead. The two semi-final matches were played on neutral ground.
The cup competition began with the Extra Preliminary Round on 20 August 2005 and ended with the final on 13 May 2006. The winner of this discharge was Liverpool.
Complete overview at: FA Cup
The FA Cup is played in rounds. Can participate, each team that has a given level of performance and has an adequate pitch. The game is played i.d.R. with only one leg. In draw a second leg takes place. The return game also ends in a draw the game goes into extra time and penalties. This mode goes up to the sixth main round. From the semi-finals, there is only a game, if necessary, with extra time and penalties.
Some teams are exempted from certain rounds:
- In the second qualifying round, the teams of the Conference North / South (6th flight of English league operations ) are added.
- In the fourth qualifying round, the teams of the National Conference will be added (5th flight of English league operation ).
- In the first round the teams in the League 1 and 2 Football League ( 3rd and 4th flight of the English league operations ) are added.
- In the third main round on the first weekend of January, the teams of the Football League Championship will be added (2nd flight of English league operation ) and the Premier League (1st flight of English league operation )
Each winner receives a premium from the television money, which is staggered after round.
First Main Round
In the first round enter each of 24 teams in the Football League One and Two in the competition.
The games were held on 5 November 2005. The replays were held during the week of the 14th November 2005.
Second Main Round
The games were held on 3 and 4 December 2005. The replays were held on 13 December 2005.
Third main round
In this round, the teams enter the FA Premier League (20 teams) and the teams of the Football League Championship (24 teams) in the competition.
The games were completed on 7 and 8 January 2006. The replays were scheduled for January 17 and 18.
Fourth Main Round
The games were held on 28 and 29 January 2006. The replays were held on February 7 and 8 of the year.
Fifth Main Round
The games were completed on 18 and 19 February 2006. The replays were played on 14 and 15 March.
Sixth Main Round
The games were held to 23 March 2006 of 20. The replay was followed on 12 April 2006.
The matches were played on 22 and 23 April 2006. The encounter between Chelsea and Liverpool was held in Manchester at Old Trafford. The Teams Middlesbrough and West Ham clashed in Birmingham at Villa Park.