FA Cup first round: Here are Portsmouth’s potential opponents ahead of this evening’s draw

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Pompey fans will be tuning in to tonight’s FA Cup first round draw to find out who their side will play.

They will join the 47 other teams from League One and League Two, as well as the 32 non-league sides who have made it through the qualifying rounds.

Pompey fans at Saturday's game against Fleetwood. Picture: Joe Pepler

Pompey fans at Saturday's game against Fleetwood. Picture: Joe Pepler

Here is everything you need to know about tonight’s draw:

How can I watch the FA Cup first round draw?

The draw will be broadcast live on BBC Two and online from 7pm tonight.

Mark Chapman will host the programme from Hitchin Town’s Top Field ground. The Southern League Premier side have a replay against Leatherhead of the Isthmian League Premier on Wednesday.

The two teams drew 1-1 on Saturday.

What ball number is Pompey?

Pompey fans will be looking out for ball 37 in the draw.

The other big names include Barnsley (3), Charlton Athletic (11), Peterborough United (34) and Sunderland (43).

Who are the lowest-ranked teams in the draw?

The Metropolitan Police, from the Southern League Premier Division South (the seventh tier of the English league pyramid), have equalled their best ever FA Cup run by beating Hawks 1-0 on Saturday.

Haringey Borough, from the Isthmian League Premier Division, beat Poole Town 2-1 to reach the first round for the first time in their history.

Hitchin Town, who are hosting tonight’s draw, will also be aiming to play in the first round by beating Leatherhead in this week’s replay. Hitchin play in the Evostik Southern Premier Division Central league.

When will the first-round games be played? 

The first round matches will played on the weekend of November 9.

Each winning club will pick up £36,000.

How did Pompey fare in the competition last season?

Under Kenny Jackett the Blues went out in the first round – the second successive season they have fallen at the first hurdle.

In November last year Pompey lost 1-0 away at Luton Town, with James Collins scoring in first half stoppage time.

Nathan Thompson was sent off for Pompey in the 84th minute.

How many times have Pompey won the FA Cup?

Pompey have won the FA Cup twice in their history.

Their first triumph was in 1939 when they beat Wolves 4-1 in the final at Wembley.

The next came infamously in 2008 as the Blues recorded a 1-0 win against Cardiff City. Kanu scored the only goal of the game in the 37th minute under boss Harry Redknapp.

The Blues have also been beaten finalist three times. The last was in 2010 when they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea.

Here is the full list of ball numbers

1 ACCRINGTON STANLEY
2 AFC WIMBLEDON
3 BARNSLEY
4 BLACKPOOL
5 BRADFORD CITY
6 BRISTOL ROVERS
7 BURTON ALBION
8 BURY
9 CAMBRIDGE UNITED
10 CARLISLE UNITED
11 CHARLTON ATHLETIC
12 CHELTENHAM TOWN
13 COLCHESTER UNITED
14 COVENTRY CITY
15 CRAWLEY TOWN
16 CREWE ALEXANDRA
17 DONCASTER ROVERS
18 EXETER CITY
19 FLEETWOOD TOWN
20 FOREST GREEN ROVERS
21 GILLINGHAM
22 GRIMSBY TOWN
23 LINCOLN CITY
24 LUTON TOWN
25 MACCLESFIELD TOWN
26 MANSFIELD TOWN
27 MILTON KEYNES DONS
28 MORECAMBE
29 NEWPORT COUNTY
30 NORTHAMPTON TOWN
31 NOTTS COUNTY
32 OLDHAM ATHLETIC
33 OXFORD UNITED
34 PETERBOROUGH UNITED
35 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE
36 PORT VALE
37 PORTSMOUTH
38 ROCHDALE
39 SCUNTHORPE UNITED
40 SHREWSBURY TOWN
41 SOUTHEND UNITED
42 STEVENAGE
43 SUNDERLAND
44 SWINDON TOWN
45 TRANMERE ROVERS
46 WALSALL
47 WYCOMBE WANDERERS
48 YEOVIL TOWN
49 GUISELEY
50 WARRINGTON TOWN OR FC HALIFAX TOWN
51 CHORLEY
52 HARTLEPOOL UNITED
53 CHESTERFIELD
54 SOUTHPORT
55 YORK CITY
56 HARROGATE TOWN OR WREXHAM
57 GATESHEAD
58 STOCKPORT COUNTY
59 SALFORD CITY
60 WITTON ALBION
61 ALFRETON TOWN
62 WOKING
63 HITCHIN TOWN OR LEATHERHEAD
64 CHIPPENHAM TOWN OR MAIDENHEAD UNITED
65 SLOUGH TOWN
66 HEMEL HEMPSTEAD TOWN OR OXFORD CITY
67 WESTON SUPER MARE
68 BOREHAM WOOD OR DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
69 METROPOLITAN POLICE
70 BROMLEY
71 ALDERSHOT TOWN
72 TORQUAY UNITED
73 BILLERICAY TOWN OR TAUNTON TOWN
74 HAMPTON & RICHMOND BOROUGH
75 SUTTON UNITED
76 EBBSFLEET UNITED
77 MAIDSTONE UNITED
78 HARINGEY BOROUGH
79 BARNET
80 DOVER ATHLETIC

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