COPA DEL REY
Copa del Rey 2023/24 round-of-32 draw: date, times, how to watch online
The Copa del Rey third-round draw takes place at Spanish Football Federation HQ on Tuesday, with Barcelona, Real Madrid Osasuna and Atletico all joining.
The 28 sides who progressed from the second round of the 2023/24 Copa del Rey are joined for the third round draw by the four Spanish Super Cup sides Barcelona, Osasuna, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid for the draw on Tuesday, as the round-of-32 ties are pulled out of the hat at the Spanish Football Federation’s headquarters in Las Rozas.
When is the Copa del Rey round-of-32 draw?
The Copa del Rey round-of-32 draw will take place on Tuesday 12 December 2023 at:
How to watch the Copa del Rey draw
You’ll be able to watch a live stream of the draw on the Spanish Football Federation’s official YouTube channel (in Spanish).
Copa del Rey draw live with AS USA
Another option is to follow the draw with AS USA’s live-text coverage. Copa maestro Paul Reidy will be on hand with all the build-up to the event, before talking you through the round-of-32 ties as they are revealed.
Who is in the draw?
Having qualified for this season’s Spanish Super Cup, Barça, Atletico, Real Madrid and Osasuna were given byes to the last 32. They are joined in the hat by the 28 teams that made it through last midweek’s second-round ties. The clubs in Tuesday’s draw are:
How will the Copa del Rey draw work?
The highest-ranked teams will be paired against the lowest-ranked available opposition. For example, a club from Segunda RFEF (as is the case of Arandina and Barbastro), the fourth tier of the Spanish league pyramid, is guaranteed to face a top-flight side.
When will the ties be played?
The round-of-32 ties, which will be single-elimination matches involving extra time and penalties if necessary, are scheduled to be played on 5,6 and 7 January 2024.
In each tie, the team from the lower division will be at home. If both clubs are from the same tier, home advantage will be decided during the draw.