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Season


Participation:

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All non-II teams are eligible for participation.

12 teams enter the competition:

- all Premier League teams;

- 3 First League teams;

- 1 team from lower League.


Knockout stage:

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8th-finals:

8 teams are drawn into 4 pairs.

Winners are decided over two legs.

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


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