Copa del Rey 2022/23 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 Friday, with Barcelona, Real Betis, Real Madrid and Valencia all joining the competition.
Barcelona, Real Betis, Real Madrid and Valencia all join the 2022/23 Copa del Rey draw on Friday, 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 Friday 23 December 2022, 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. My colleague 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, Betis, Madrid and Valencia were given byes to the last 32. They are joined in the hat by the 28 teams that made it through this midweek’s second-round ties. The clubs in Friday’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, 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 3, 4 and 5 January 2023.
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 Friday’s draw.
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