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Season


Participation:

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All teams have the right to enter the competition.



104 teams participate in the competition:

- all 14 National Division teams;

- all 14 Promotion d'Honneur teams;

- all 28 1. Division teams;

- 48 lower levels.



The 14 Promotion d'Honneur teams enter the competition directly at the 3rd Round.

The 14 National Division teams enter the competition directly at the 3rd Finals.





Knockout stage:

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Preliminary Round:

76 teams, 8 of them are drawn into 4 pairs, with the remaining 68 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.



1st Round:

72 teams from the Preliminary Round are drawn into 36 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.



2nd Round:

36 teams from the 2nd Round and the 28 teams that enter the competition at this stage are drawn into 32 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.



16th Finals:

32 teams are drawn into 16 pairs.

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

If a lower level team is drawn against a National Division team, then the lower level team is host. Otherwise, hosting is determined by the draw.



8th Finals:

16 teams are drawn into 8 pairs.

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

If a lower level team is drawn against a National Division team, then the lower level team is host. Otherwise, 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 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 National Division team, not otherwise qualified for the UEFA Europa League, earns the spot instead.