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Season


Participation:

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All clubs have the right to enter the competition, no II teams are allowed to participate.

49 teams participate in the competition:

- all 8 Virsliga teams;

- all 12 1. Liga teams;

- 29 lower level teams.



The 12 1. Liga teams enter the competition directly at the 2nd Round.

The 8 Virsliga teams enter the competition directly at the 8th Finals.





Knockout stage:

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1st Round:

29 teams, 18 of them are drawn into 9 pairs, with the remaining 11 teams receiving a bye into the 2nd Round.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Hosting is determined by the draw.



2nd Round:

20 teams from the 1st Round and the 12 teams that enter the competition at this stage are drawn into 16 pairs.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Hosting is determined by the draw.



3rd Round:

16 teams from the 2nd Round are drawn into 8 pairs.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Hosting is determined by the draw.



8th Finals:

8 teams from the 3rd Round and the 8 teams that enter the competition at this stage are drawn into 8 pairs.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and 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 extra time and 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.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Hosting is determined by the draw.



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 Virsliga team, not otherwise qualified for the UEFA Europa League, earns the spot instead.