Women's FA Cup will remain suspended through UK lockdown

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Joel Sanderson-Murray

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The Women’s FA Cup will remain suspended for the duration of the lockdown in the United Kingdom, The Athletic have reported.

All second and third round ties were postponed last month as COVID cases rose throughout the country, with the UK entering a third national lockdown on January 4.

Under those restrictions, a number of amateur clubs would be unable to train and play leading the FA to announce that it “is not in a position where the second and third round games can be played” earlier on Wednesday.

There were suggestions that the ties would be decided by coin toss but the competition has been paused for the moment, with the final due to be played at Wembley on May 22.

The UK lockdown is due to end in mid-February but a review will take place on January 17 about a possible extension.