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FA Cup 2015 quarterfinals: Fixtures, TV schedule and how to watch online

We're just a match away from Wembley. Who will be fighting for the FA Cup on that historic ground? This is the weekend we find out.

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The FA Cup quarterfinals have finally arrived, and they promise us some entertaining matches. A local derby, two clubs linked by mutual history, two lower-division clubs aching for glory, and a pair of clubs that have given us some of the best FA Cup matches we've seen.

The matches are spread over three days, letting us extend the joy of watching these clubs slug it out to see who gets to play at Wembley in the semi-finals. With clubs ranging from as low as Bradford City and as high as Manchester United, this should be an entertaining weekend as we barrel ever closer to the end of England's biggest domestic cup.

Manchester United vs. Arsenal

The highlight match of the round puts two old enemies head to head, two teams that have thrown up some epic FA Cup matches in years past. Manchester United are hosting Arsenal on Monday night to close out the round (3:45 p.m. ET, 7:45 p.m. local, Fox Sports 1, Fox Soccer 2Go), proverbially saving the best for last.

This is a battle of Louis Van Gaal versus Arsene Wenger, Wayne Rooney versus Per Mertesacker, Phil Jones versus Alexis Sanchez. It's shaping up to be one heck of a throwdown between two of the titans left in the competition, and no one will blame you if you spend the whole weekend waiting just for this match. It should be well worth waiting for.

Bradford City vs. Reading

Many will overlook this matchup because it's between two clubs outside of the Premier League, but make no mistake: Bradford City and Reading very much deserve to be in this competition. Just because they don't play in the top division of the English pyramid doesn't make Saturday's match (7:45 a.m. ET, 12:45 p.m. local, Fox Sports 1, Fox Soccer 2Go) anything near less important or less impressive.

Just look at who these sides took down along the way: Bradford defeated Sunderland in the last round and shocked the world when they upset Chelsea in the round before, two accomplishments that now overshadow their victory over Millwall, itself an impressive achievement for a League One side. Reading may not have Premier League scalps in their belt this year, but each of Derby County, Cardiff City, and Huddersfield Town are clubs worthy of respect and represent good challenges for Reading. With a place at Wembley on the line, both of these clubs are going to be giving it all they have just to be able to prove that they have what it takes to hang with the big boys.

Aston Villa vs. West Bromwich Albion

There's nothing like a local derby in a late-round cup match to bring out the entertainment, and this Midlands Derby pairing is no exception. There's never been any love lost between Aston Villa and West Brom, and Saturday's match (9:30 a.m. ET, 2:30 p.m. local, Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Soccer 2Go) promises fireworks galore.

Tim Sherwood is still adapting this Aston Villa squad to his vision and methods, and while the ride has been bumpy, there's been promise shown of late. The same could be said of Tony Pulis' time in charge of West Brom these past couple of months, as things have not always gone as Bromwich fans have hoped with Pulis in charge. Still, this battle of wills between the passionate Midlands rivals means that all form is thrown out the window and the table is cleared for one big, all-out fight to the finish.

Liverpool vs. Blackburn Rovers

This tie lacks much intrigue on the surface, but once you dig a little deeper, there's plenty here to like. When Blackburn go to Anfield Road to play Liverpool on Sunday (12:00 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. local, Fox Sports 1, Fox Soccer 2Go), there's more than just a semi-final berth on the line for a Championship side, there's a chance for them to get one over on a club that they don't much care for.

Matches between Liverpool and Blackburn have been contentious for years, with both sides feeling slighted here by a decision here and a result there. One thing that's long frustrated Blackburn fans and players close to the heart of the club, though, is the legacy of Kenny Dalglish. The legendary Liverpool striker won the Premier League as manager of Blackburn in 1995, but that fact is often glossed over and forgotten when his career is recounted, with the focus instead on his significant achivements with the Merseyside club. Dalglish saw Blackburn from the Championship to a return to title-winning glory, and Rovers fans just want that acknowledged. Maybe with a win this weekend, they can remind people that perhaps Dalglish's greatest achievement didn't come with Liverpool.

Note: American Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday morning, so the time difference between America and England shifts during the weekend)