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Season

Participation:
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236 teams participate in the competition:
- all 12 Super Liga teams;
- all 15 non-II 2. liga teams;
- all 56 non-II 3. liga teams;
- 153 qualifiers from lower levels.

The 12 Super Liga teams enter the competition directly at the 2nd Round.
The 15 2. liga teams enter the competition directly at the 2nd Round.


Knockout stage:
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1st Round:
209 teams, 14 of them are drawn into 7 pairs, with the remaining 195 teams receiving a bye into the 1st Round.
Winners are decided over one leg, with penalties if score is level after regular time.
Hosting is determined by the draw.

2nd Round:
202 teams from the Preliminary Round are drawn into 101 pairs.
Winners are decided over one leg, with penalties if score is level after regular time.
Hosting is determined by the draw.

3rd Round:
101 teams from the 1st Round and the 27 teams that enter the competition at this stage are drawn into 64 pairs.
Teams are seeded into 2 pots as follows:
Pot 1: the 12 Super Liga teams;
Pot 2: the other 84 teams.
Teams from pot 1 are drawn against teams from pot 2 until all teams from pot 1 are drawn.
The remaining teams from pot 2 are drawn against each other.
Winners are decided over one leg, with penalties if score is level after regular time.
Hosting is determined by the draw.

4th Round:
64 teams are drawn into 32 pairs.
Teams are seeded into 2 pots as follows:
Pot 1: the remaining Super Liga teams;
Pot 2: the other teams.
Teams from pot 1 are drawn against teams from pot 2 until all teams from pot 1 are drawn.
The remaining teams from pot 2 are drawn against each other.
Winners are decided over one leg, with penalties if score is level after regular time.
Hosting is determined by the draw.

5th Round:
32 teams are drawn into 16 pairs.
Pot 1: the remaining Super Liga teams;
Pot 2: the other teams.
Teams from pot 1 are drawn against teams from pot 2 until all teams from pot 1 are drawn.
The remaining teams from pot 2 are drawn against each other.
Winners are decided over one leg, with penalties if score is level after regular time.
Hosting is determined by the draw.

8th Finals:
16 teams are drawn into 8 pairs.
Winners are decided over one leg, with penalties if score is level after regular time.
Hosting is determined by the draw.

Quarter-finals:
8 teams are drawn into 4 pairs.
Winners are decided over one leg, with penalties if score is level after regular time.
Hosting is determined by the draw.

Semi-finals:
4 teams are drawn into 2 pairs.
Winners are decided over two legs.
Hosting is determined by the draw.

Tie-breakers for the knockout matches over two legs:
1. aggregate score from the two legs, 2. away goals, 3. penalties.

Final:
The two Semi-finals winners meet each other with the winner becoming Cup winner.
Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.
The match is played at a neutral venue.

Qualification for UEFA competitions:
winner: UEFA Europa League
* - if the Cup winner qualifies for the UEFA Champions League, then no team from the Cup qualifies. The best placed Super Liga team, not otherwise qualified for the UEFA Europa League, earns the spot instead.