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Season

Participation:
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28 teams participate in the competition:
- all 10 1. SNL teams;
- 18 lower level teams from the previous season's 9 regional cups (2 teams from each regional cup).

The 4 teams that participate in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League enter the competition directly at the 2nd Round.


Knockout stage:
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1st Round:
24 teams are drawn into 12 pairs.
Teams, qualified from the same regional cup cannot be drawn with each other.
Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.
Lower level teams are hosts, if both teams from a pair are from the same level, hosting is determined by the draw.

2nd Round:
12 teams from the 1st Round and the 4 teams that enter the competition at this stage are drawn into 8 pairs.
Teams, qualified from the same regional cup cannot be drawn with each other.
Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.
Lower level teams are hosts, if both teams from a pair are from the same level, hosting is determined by the draw.

Quarter-finals:
8 teams are drawn into 4 pairs.
Winners are decided over two legs.
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. extra time, 4. 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 1. SNL team, not otherwise qualified for the UEFA Europa League, earns the spot instead.