2012 Finnish Cup

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2012 Suomen Cup
Country  Finland
Teams 198
Champions FC Honka
Runners-up KuPS
Sonera Stadium, Helsinki - usual venue for the Suomen Cup final

The 2012 Finnish Cup (Finnish: Suomen Cup) is the 58th season of the main annual association football cup competition in Finland. It is organised as a single-elimination knock–out tournament. Participation in the competition is voluntary. A total of 198 teams registered for the competition, with 12 teams from the Veikkausliiga, 10 from the Ykkönen, 28 from the Kakkonen, 54 from the Kolmonen and 94 teams from other divisions.[1]

The tournament started on 6 January 2012 with the first match of Round 1. Many matches in the early rounds are played on artificial pitches in indoor halls.[2]

Teams[edit]

Round Clubs
remaining
Clubs
involved
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Leagues entering at this round
Round 1 198 34 none 34 Kolmonen (Tier 4)
Nelonen (Tier 5)
Vitonen (Tier 6)
Kutonen (Tier 7)
Seiska (Tier 8)
Round 2 181 126 17 109 see above
Round 3 118 68 63 5 see above
Round 4 84 72 34 38 Ykkönen (Tier 2) - 10 teams
Kakkonen (Tier 3) - 28 teams
Round 5 48 40 36 4 Veikkausliiga (Tier 1) - 4 teams
Round 6 28 24 20 4 Veikkausliiga (Tier 1) - 4 teams
Round 7 16 16 12 4 Veikkausliiga (Tier 1) - 4 teams
Quarter-finals 8 8 8 none none
Semi-finals 4 4 4 none none
Final 2 2 2 none none

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Round 1[edit]

In this round 34 clubs entered from the Finnish fourth level and below, while the other 109 clubs from the lower divisions received byes to the next round. These matches took place between 6 and 21 January 2012.[2]

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Round 2[edit]

In this round 126 clubs participated from the Finnish fourth level and below. These matches commenced on 14 January 2012.[4]

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Round 3[edit]

In this round 68 clubs entered from the Finnish fourth level and below. These matches commenced on 5 February 2012.[5]

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Round 4[edit]

In this round 72 clubs participated, including 10 teams from the Ykkönen and 28 teams from the Kakkonen . These matches commenced on 14 February 2012.[5]

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Round 5[edit]

In this round 40 clubs will participate, including 4 teams from the Veikkausliiga (Teams which have been eliminated from the League Cup). These matches are due to commence on 15 March 2012.[3]

Round 6[edit]

In this round 24 clubs will participate, including 4 teams from the Veikkausliiga. These matches are due to commence on 29 March 2012.[3]

Round 7[edit]

In this round 16 clubs will participate, including 4 teams from the Veikkausliiga. These matches are due to commence on 24 April 2012.[3]

Quarter-finals[edit]

In this round 8 clubs will participate. These 4 matches are due to be played on 9 and 10 May 2012.[3]

Semi-finals[edit]

In this round 4 clubs will participate.[3][6][7]

Final[edit]

The Suomen Cup final is due to be played on 29 September 2012.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "18.11.2011 Miesten Suomen Cupiin 2012 ilmoittautuneet". suomencup.fi. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Tuolokset, 1. kierros". suomencup.fi. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Suomen Cup". suomencup.fi. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Tuolokset, 2. kierros". suomencup.fi. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Miesten Suomen Cupin 4. kierros arvottu". suomencup.fi. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.palloliitto.fi/viestinta/?num=207153
  7. ^ http://www.palloliitto.fi/viestinta/?num=207628

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