2018 Emperor's Cup

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2018 Emperor's Cup
Country  Japan
Dates 26 May 2018 – 24 December 2018
Teams 88
2017
2019

The 98th Emperor's Cup (第98回天皇杯全日本サッカー選手権大会) is the 2018 edition of the annual Japanese national football cup tournament, which began on 26 May 2018 and will end with the final on 24 December 2018 at the Saitama Stadium 2002.[1] The final will be held earlier than the usual date of 1 January due to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

The draw for the first four rounds was held on 29 March 2018.[2]

Calendar

Round Date Matches Clubs New entries this round
First Round 26, 27 May 24 47+1 → 24
Second Round 6 June 32 24+40 → 32
  • 18 J1 clubs
  • 22 J2 clubs
Third Round 11 July
(22 August)
16 32 → 16
Fourth Round 22 August, 26 September 8 16 → 8
Quarter-finals 24 October 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals 16 December 2 4 → 2
Final 24 December 1 2 → 1

Participating clubs

88 clubs competed in the tournament. Clubs playing in the 2018 J1 League and 2018 J2 League received a bye to the second round of the tournament. The remaining teams entered in the first round.

2018 J1 League
all clubs
2018 J2 League
all clubs
Amateur Best Team 47 prefectural tournament winners

Schedule and results

First Round

The first round matches were held on 26 and 27 May 2018.

Second Round

The second round matches were held on 6 June 2018.

* In this match, the original penalty shoot-out ended 4 - 5 as a win for Nara Club; however, on 11 June the JFA ruled that due to a mis-application of rules during the fourth shot taken by Nara Club, the penalty shoot-out would be replayed from the beginning.[3] The replayed penalty shoot-out was held on 28 June 2018.

Third Round

The third round matches were held on 11 July and 22 August 2018.

* Postponed to 22 August due to floods[4]

Fourth Round

The fourth round matches will be held on 22 August and 26 September 2018.

Quarter-finals

The draw for the quarter-finals and beyond was held on 12 September 2018.[5]

The quarter-finals will be held on 24 October 2018.

Semi-finals

The semi-finals will be held on 16 December 2018.

Winner Match 81 Match 85 Winner Match 82
Winner Match 83 Match 86 Winner Match 84

Final

The Final will be held on 24 December 2018.

24 December 2018 Winner Match 85 Match 87 Winner Match 86 Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama

References

  1. ^ "天皇杯 JFA 第98回全日本サッカー選手権大会 マッチスケジュールおよび決勝会場について" (in Japanese). Japan Football Association. 2017-12-19.
  2. ^ "天皇杯 JFA 第98回全日本サッカー選手権大会 組合せ決定" (in Japanese). Japan Football Association. 2018-03-29.
  3. ^ "【お詫び】天皇杯 JFA 第98回全日本サッカー選手権大会において競技規則適用ミスがあり、PK方式のやり直しを決定". Japan Football Association. 11 June 2018.
  4. ^ "第98回天皇杯 3回戦 サンフレッチェ広島 vs 名古屋グランパス 試合開催延期のお知らせ". Japan Football Association. 9 July 2018.
  5. ^ "第98回天皇杯 ベスト8抽選会を実施" (in Japanese). Japan Football Association. 13 September 2018.

External links

  • Japan Football Association page on the Emperor's Cup (Japanese)
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