2008 Finnish Cup
Depending on their position within the league system, teams entered in different rounds. Clubs with teams in Kolmonen or an inferior league, as well as Veterans and Junior teams, started the competition in the First Round. Teams from the first three levels of the Finnish league pyramid entered in the Fourth Round, with the exception of Veikkausliiga clubs Tampere United, FC Haka, FC Honka and TPS. These four teams entered in the Sixth Round because they have qualified for European competitions after the 2007 season.
|Veikkausliiga – 13 teams||Ykkönen (I) – 10 teams||Kakkonen (II) – 28 teams|
|Haka, HJK Helsinki, Honka, Inter Turku, Jaro, KooTeePee, KuPS, Lahti, MyPa, RoPS, Tampere United, TPS, VPS||AC Oulu, Atlantis FC, FC Viikingit, JIPPO, JJK, KPV, PK-35, PS Kemi, TPV, TP-47||FC Espoo, FC Kuusankoski, City Stars / FC Kuusysi, FC OPA, FC YPA, FJK, GBK, Gnistan, HIFK, Huima, HyPS, Ilves, JBK, KTP, LoPa, Norrvalla FF, Pallo-Iirot, PK Keski-Uusimaa, PK-37, PP-70, Rakuunat, SalPa, Sinimustat, SJK, TUS, VPS–j, Warkaus JK, ÅIFK|
|Kolmonen (III) – 92 teams|
|AC Kajaani, AC Vantaa, BET, EBK, EsPa, EuPa, FC Boda, FC Degis, FC Espoo Reserves, FC Futura, FC HIK, FC Honka Reserves, FC K–Jazz, FC Jazz –j, FC KOMU, FC Korsholm, FC POHU, FC Rauma, FC Santa, FC Tampere, FC Vapsi, FC Viikingit Reserves, FC Villisiat, FC YPA Reserves, FCV, GBK Reserves, Gnistan Ogeli, HaPK, HauPa, Härmä, IK, IK Myran, JIlves, JIPPO Reserves, JoPS, JPS, JyTy, JäPS, KaaPo Reserves, Karhu, Kasiysi PMP, KeuPa, KP–V, Loiske, LTU, MaKu, MPS, MPS Reserves, MuSa, NIK, NoPS, NoPy, NuPa, NuPS, OPedot, OuTa, PaRi, Pato, PEPO, PIF, Pallo–Iirot Reserves, PJK, PK–35 Reserves, Ponnistus, PPV, Purha, Pöxyt, RIlves, Reima, RuoVi, SalReipas, SAPA, SavU, SC KuFu –98, SC Riverball, S.C. Zulimanit, SiU, SoVo, Stars, STPS, Sudet, Tervarit, ToiP –49, ToVe, TPK, TP–47 Reserves, VaKP, Vilpas, Virkiä, VJS, VäVi, Öja|
|Lower leagues (IV – VII) – 186 teams|
|AC StaSi, AFC EMU, AFC Keltik, APV, BET Reserves, Black Islanders, Boca Seniors, Boca Seniors Reserves, Colo Colo, Colo Colo Reserves, EKP, Esse IK Reserves, EuPa Reserves, FC Bosna, FC Folk, FC G.A.B, FC HaNa, FC HaPo, FC HEIV, FC IKHTYS, FC K–Jazz Reserves, FC Kontu Reserves, FC Korsholm Reserves, FC KyPS, FC Lepakot, FC Lohja, FC Loviisa, FC Nets, FC OPA Reserves, FC Pakila, FC PaSa, FC POHU Reserves, FC POHU 3, FC POHU 4, FC POHU 5, FC Raahe, FC Rai, FC Rai Reserves, FC Sääripotku, FC TaFu, FC Tarmo, FC Teivo, FC Tribe, FC Trompi, FC Turku–82, FC Vehmaa, FC Västnyland, F.C.B., FCD, FCUK, FF Kickers, FoBK, Gnistan Reserves, HaTP, HDS, HeKuLa, HeMan, HIFK Reserves, HJK–j, HooGee, HPS, HST, Hurtat, I–Kissat, IVFC, JoPS Reserves, JPS Reserves, Juhlahevoset, JuPS, Jurva–70, JVU, JäPS Reserves, KaaPS, KaaRe, KaIK, Karjalohjan Biisonit, Kasiysi, Kasiysi Rocky, KaVo, KemPa, KePo, Kiksi, KJV, KoiPS, KoKiri, Kotajärven Pallo, KOPSE, KoRe, KPonsi, KPR, Kristallipalatsi, KTP Reserves, Kuivaniemen Isku, Kungliga Wasa, Kurvin Vauhti, KuRy, Lauttapallo, LaVe, LeJy, LeKi, LePa, Lieto, Lieto Reserves, LoPS, Littoisten Palloseura, Luja, LuVe, MasKi, MPR, MPS 3, MunU, MyMy, MäJä, Nagu IF, NaKa, Naseva, Nasta, NePa, NJS, Nopsa, NouLa, Oldschool, Orient United, OuHu, OuRe, PaiHa, PaPe, ParVi, Pathoven, Peltirumpu, PEPO Reserves, PaKa, PH–99, PiPo–79, PiPS, PJK Reserves, Ponnistajat, PoPo, PPJ, PPV Reserves, PP–70 Reserves, RaiTeePee, Rakuunat J, RiPa, RiRa, RiRa Reserves, RP–67, RT–88, SC Riverball Reserves, SaTo, SibboV, SibboV Reserves, Sisu, Souls AC, SUMU, SUMU Lyon, SuPa, TaaJä, TahVe, TaPo, TC, TeTe, TiPS, TKT, ToPS–90, ToTe AP, ToU, TPK Reserves, TPV Reserves, TuPS, TuPV, VKajo, VaKP Reserves, Vesa, ViiPV, VJK, YIlves, Yllätys, YlöR, YPallo, Zenith|
|Veterans (35 years or older) – 9 teams||Junior teams (19 years or younger) – 23 teams|
|FC Kiffen Veterans, FC Lohja Veterans, FC Repaleet, I–HK Veterans, KTP Veterans, MPS Veterans, NP–H / Pappazulut Veterans, Riverball Veterans, WIFK Veterans||FC Honka Juniors, FC Honka Juniors Reserves, FC POHU Juniors, FC POHU Juniors Reserves, FC Reipas Juniors, FC Reipas Juniors Reserves, FC Vapsi Juniors, Gnistan Juniors, Gnistan Juniors Reserves, Ilves Juniors, JäPS Juniors, Kasiysi Juniors, KPS Juniors, KäPa Juniors, LoPa Juniors, MyPa Juniors, PPJ Juniors, PS Kemi Juniors, SiPS Juniors, TKT Juniors, TPV Juniors, VJS Juniors, ÅIFK Juniors|
The draw for this round was conducted on 11 March 2008. Exactly one hundred teams were drawn into fifty matches for this round, with the remaining teams receiving a bye. Matches were played on April 1 – 10, 2008.
The draw for this round was conducted on 11 March 2008. The winners of the First Round, along with the teams who received a bye, were drawn into 130 matches for this round. Matches were played between April 2 – 25, 2008.
The draw for this round was conducted on 11 April 2008. The winners of the previous round participated in this round. Matches were played on April 19 – May 6, 2008.
The draw for this round was conducted on 23 April 2008. The 65 winners of the Third Round, along with the 47 teams from the top three tiers which entered in this round, were drawn into 56 matches for this round. Matches were played on May 6 – 30, 2008.
The draw for this round was conducted on 20 May 2008. The winners of the Fourth Round participated in this round. Matches were played between June 1 – 11, 2008.
|Team 1||Score||Team 2|
|FC Espoo Reserves||3–1 (aet)||ToiP–49|
|FC Espoo||0–2||Inter Turku|
|FC Honka Reserves||5–0||VPS–j|
|TPV Juniors||2–2 (aet, p. 4–5)||HIFK|
The draw for this round was conducted on 12 June 2008. The 28 winners of the Fifth Round, along with the last four Veikkausliiga teams which entered in this round, were drawn into 16 matches for this round. Matches were played on June 17 and 19, 2008.
|Team 1||Score||Team 2|
|HJK Helsinki||1–0||Inter Turku|
|Tampere United||14–0||FC Espoo Reserves|
|FC Viikingit||3–1||City Stars|
|JIPPO||1–1 (aet, p. 6–7)||Rakuunat|
|PK-35||2–3||FC Honka Reserves|
The draw for this round was conducted on 22 June 2008. The winners of Sixth Round participated in this round. The first six matches were played on 2 July while the other two games took place on 9 July 2008.
|Team 1||Score||Team 2|
|Honka||4–0||FC Honka Reserves|
|Tampere United||3–0||FC Viikingit|
The draw for this round was conducted on 14 July 2008. The first three matches were played on 7 August 2008. The match between Honka and Tampere United has been postponed to a later date because of the Tampere's participation in the UEFA Champions League 2008–09 qualification rounds.
7 August 2008
|Haka||3 – 0||TP-47|
7 August 2008
|HJK Helsinki||2 – 0||Warkaus JK|
22 October 2008
|Honka||2 – 0 (aet)||Tampere United|
29 October 2008
|HJK Helsinki||5 – 0||VPS|
|Roiha 29' 52'
Ikäläinen 90' (og)
1 November 2008
|HJK Helsinki||2 – 1 (aet)||Honka|
- 1. kierros (Suomen Cup 2008) (Finnish)