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Season

Participation:
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26 teams participate in the competition:
- all 10 First League teams;
- all 10 Second League teams;
- 6 regional qualifiers from lower levels.

Last season's Cup semi-finalists enter the competition directly at the 8th Finals.


Knockout stage:
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1st Round:
22 teams are drawn into 11 pairs.
Teams are allocated into 2 pots as follows:
pot 1: the 7 First League teams;
pot 2: the remaining 15 teams.
Teams from pot 1 are drawn against teams from pot 2 until all the 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.
The 6 regional qualifiers are hosts, unless they are drawn against each other. Otherwise hosting is determined by the draw.

8th Finals:
11 teams from the 1st Round and the 4 teams that enter the competition at this stage, 14 of them are drawn into 7 pairs, with the remaining 1 team receiving a bye into the Quarter-finals.
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. 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 First League team, not otherwise qualified for the UEFA Europa League, earns the spot instead.

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