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The first round proper of the FA Cup begins this weekend, with BT Sport screening two live games from the world's oldest cup competition.

The action gets underway on Friday night, when AFC Wimbledon take on Coventry City at Kingsmeadow in a clash between two sides hoping for a morale-boosting cup run.

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Despite enjoying a successful start to the season, Coventry sit in mid-table in League One, as a result of being deducted ten points for entering administration, and will be hoping to supplement their financial issues with a successful cup run.

Wimbledon have meanwhile experienced a poor run of form in League Two, winning just one of their last seven games after a solid start to the campaign, and will be aiming to knock out their big league opposition to kick-start their season.

BT Sport 1 will then be the venue for another FA Cup first round encounter on Monday evening (November 11th), when Gloucestershire side Shortwood United play the biggest match in their history when they host Port Vale at the Meadowbank Ground.

Shortwood currently play in the Southern Football League division one - the eighth tier of English football - but will take on third tier Port Vale next week in their first FA Cup match for 113 years.

All 1,300 tickets for the monumental match sold out in just one hour, so the only way people can now watch the game is by tuning in to BT Sport on Monday evening.

Viewers looking for even more football on BT Sport this weekend have plenty to choose from on Saturday, with lunchtime action from the Scottish Premiership as Ross County take on Celtic, followed by Borussia Monchengladbach v FC Nuremberg in the German Bundesliga in a tea-time kick-off.

Fans of French football can then view the Ligue 1 encounter between Guingamp and Lille on BT Sport 1, while BT Sport 2 will simultaneously be screening action from the Italian Serie A as Inter Milan host Livorno.

The evening's action will then be rounded off by the first leg of the Major League Soccer eastern conference final, when Houston Dynamo take on Sporting Kansas City after both scraped through their semi-final encounters against New York Red Bulls and New England Revolution, respectively.

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