Saturday, January 22

Scottish Cup: 2019-20 closing scheduled for 20 December

Hampden Park

Hearts and Celtic contested the closing Scottish Cup closing in Might well 2019

The Scottish Cup closing for season 2019-20 will be performed on 20 December.

The Hampden showpiece changed into as soon as in the beginning scheduled for 9 Might well, however changed into as soon as postponed ensuing from the coronavirus pandemic.

The semi-finals – Hearts v Hibernian and Celtic v Aberdeen – receive been rearranged for 31 October and 1 November.

The Scottish FA has also supplied avid gamers who receive performed for other teams in the rivals all over closing season are no longer cup tied for the games.

As per changes to the laws of the game agreed by IFAB, 5 substitutes might also be current.

“It has frequently been our intention to play the tournament to a operate and whereas the impact of Covid-19 has dramatically altered the time table, we are assured that the closing will be a obvious and memorable showpiece occasion all over the Christmas holidays,” said SFA chief govt Ian Maxwell.

“The dates also give us the most efficient imaginable probability of having supporters serve the matches at Hampden. The smartly being and wellbeing of avid gamers, employees and supporters are of paramount importance and we can proceed to follow the public smartly being guidance from the Scottish govt.”

Celtic are going for their fourth Scottish Cup victory in a row.

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