KFA completes FA Cup bracket for 2023 season… 58 clubs clash

The FA Cup bracket that determines the best clubs in Korea, both professional and amateur, has been completed.

The Korea Football Association (KFA) held a draw for the 1st to 4th rounds of the ‘2023 Hana One Q FA Cup’ at the Soccer Hall located in Jongno, Seoul at 2:00 pm on the 20th. The draw ceremony was broadcast live on KFA’s official YouTube channel, ‘KFATV_LIVE’.

A total of 58 clubs compete in the FA Cup this season. 12 clubs in K League 1, 13 clubs in K League 2, 15 clubs in K3 League, 10 clubs in K4 League, and 8 clubs in K5 League. From Round 1 to Round 6 (Quarterfinals), it is played as a single round. Round 7 (finals) will be played in a home-and-away format. However, KFA announced that depending on the circumstances of the event, the final may also be played as a single round.

Round 1 will be held over two days from Saturday, March 4th to Sunday, March 5th. Clubs from the K5, K4, and K3 leagues will participate. It is also noteworthy that the Ulsan Citizen Soccer Team and Hwaseong FC, which belong to the K3 League, were held against each other.

Round 2 will be held on Thursday, March 30th. K League 2 clubs jump into the FA Cup in earnest. Matches between K-League 2 clubs were Seoul E-Land FC and Bucheon FC 1995, FC Anyang and Busan IPark. 스포츠토토

Round 3 will be held on Wednesday, April 12th. Last season’s K League 1 Final A bottom 2 clubs Gangwon FC and Jeju United, K League 1 Final B 4 clubs Suwon FC, Daegu FC, FC Seoul, Suwon Samsung, K League 1 promoted clubs Gwangju FC and Daejeon Hana Citizen participated. do.

Round 4 (R16) will be held on Wednesday, May 24th. The top four K League 1 Final A clubs include Ulsan Hyundai, Jeonbuk Hyundai, Pohang Steelers and Incheon United.

Round 5 (Quarterfinals) is scheduled for Wednesday, June 28th. The KFA announced that it would announce the matchup and schedule for the 6th round (semifinal) and 7th round (finals) later.

The team that became the champion last season was Jeonbuk. They defeated Ulsan Citizen Soccer Team (1-0 win), Suwon Samsung (3-0 win), and Ulsan Hyundai (2-1 win). In the final, he met FC Seoul and won with an aggregate score of 5-3, succeeding in winning the FA Cup for the 5th time in his career.

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