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  1. Meet the teams

    Punjab United
    Image caption: Punjab United - in red - in action this season

    Gravesend's Punjab United are the brainchild of local businessman Chipie Sian who built the club from the ground up - literally. Sian built their stadium, designed their kit and acts as both owner and manager.

    Under his guidance, they first appeared in the non-league structure for the 2016-17 season, when they won the Kent County League Premier Division with a record points tally – becoming the first Asian-run team to do so.

    Now in the Southern Counties East Football League – the ninth tier of English football – Punjab United will be hoping to start their campaign in style after finishing 17th last season, when they also featured in an episode of the BBC documentary Our Lives.

    Their opponents, Broadbridge Heath, have been around for much longer – they were formed in 1919 by soldiers demobilised after the First World War.

    Based just outside of Horsham, The Bears are also in the ninth tier – in their case the Southern Combination League Premier Division – and are beginning their first season at their new ground, the High Wood Hill Sports Ground. Victory would represent their best ever FA Cup campaign, as they have never been past the extra preliminary round before in their long history.

  2. Elsewhere in the FA Cup: The team saved by Rooney's agent

    Another of the teams in FA Cup action today have an unusual story - Warrington-based Rylands were saved by an injection of cash from Wayne Rooney's agent following a chance meeting in a chemist's.

    Paul Stretford has since bought the club - who are playing away to Runcorn Town on Saturday - and he spoke to BBC Sport about taking the players to Chester races and whether Rooney would ever turn out for the ninth-tier outfit one day.

    You can read the full story here.

    Wayne Rooney and Paul Stretford
    Image caption: Wayne Rooney and Paul Stretford at Goodison Park in 2017
  3. The FA Cup on the BBC

    Times are in BST and are subject to change.

    This year, the BBC will once again have live action from every round from the very beginning of preliminary qualifying to the final at Wembley.

    For the extra preliminary round you can watch Punjab United v Broadbridge Heath on the BBC Red Button and via BBC Sport online and the app. You can also watch live on the BBC iPlayer and watch it on catch-up.

    Saturday 10 August

    12:20-14:30 – Punjab United v Broadbridge Heath, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport online

    The FA Cup trophy
  4. How to get into football

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