2013–14 Copa Argentina

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2013–14 Copa Argentina
Country  Argentina
Teams 261
Matches played 227
Goals scored 564 (2.48 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Mariano Gorosito
Walter Ibáñez
(5 goals)

The 2013–14 Copa Argentina is the fifth edition of the Copa Argentina, and the third since the relaunch of the tournament in 2011. The competition began on October 29, 2013. Arsenal is the defending champion. The champion will qualify for the 2015 Copa Libertadores.

Teams[edit]

Two hundred and sixty-one teams will take part in this competition. All the teams from the Primera División (20), Primera B Nacional (22), Primera B Metropolitana (21), Torneo Argentino A (24), Primera C (20), Torneo Argentino B (136), and Primera D (18).

Teams in bold are still in competition

Primera División
Primera B Nacional
Primera B Metropolitana
Torneo Argentino A
Primera C
Torneo Argentino B
Primera D

Regional Preliminary Round[edit]

This round is organized by the Consejo Federal.

Regional Preliminary Round I[edit]

In this round, 80 teams from the Torneo Argentino B participated. The round was contested between October 29 and November 6, in a single match knock-out format. The 40 winning teams advanced to the next round.

Regional Preliminary Round II[edit]

This round is contested by the 40 qualified teams from the Regional Preliminary Round I and the remaining 56 teams from the Torneo Argentino B. It will be played between November 12 and November 20, in a single match knock-out format. The 48 winning teams will advance to the next round.

Regional Preliminary Round III[edit]

This round is contested by the winning 48 teams from the Regional Preliminary Round II. The round will be played in November 27 in a single match knock-out format. The 24 winning teams will advance to the Regional Initial Round.

Regional Initial Round[edit]

This round is organized by the Consejo Federal.

Regional Initial Round I[edit]

This round is composed of two zones:

Torneo Argentino B Zone[edit]

In this zone, the 24 qualified teams from the Regional Preliminary Round III will take part. The matches will be played in December 10 in a single match knock-out format. The 12 winning teams will advance to the Regional Initial Round II.

Torneo Argentino A Zone[edit]

In this zone, all 24 teams from the Torneo Argentino A will participate. The matches will be played between November 5 and 20, in a single match knock-out format. The 12 winning teams will advance to the Regional Initial Round II.

Regional Initial Round II[edit]

This round is composed of two zones:

Torneo Argentino B Zone[edit]

In this zone, the 12 qualified teams from the first Regional Initial Round's Argentino B zone will take part. The matches are to be played between January 29 and February 5 in a single match knock-out format. The 6 winning teams will advance to the Regional Initial Round III.

Torneo Argentino A Zone[edit]

In this zone, the 12 qualified teams from the first Regional Initial Round's Argentino A zone will take part. The matches will be played between November 20 and December 4, in a single match knock-out format. The 6 winning teams will advance to the Regional Initial Round III.

Regional Initial Round III[edit]

All 12 teams qualified from the Regional Initial Round II (6 from each zone) will participate in this round. The matches will be played in February 12. Every match will have an Argentino A team facing an Argentino B team. The winners will advance to the Final Round.

Metropolitan Initial Round[edit]

This round is organized directly by the Asociación del Fútbol Argentino

Metropolitan Initial Round I[edit]

In this round, all Primera D teams will participate as well as 10 teams from Primera C (the two teams promoted from Primera D for the 2013/14 season, and the 8 teams with the worst points per match average that weren't relegated at the end of the 2012/13 season). The matches will be played between November 6 and 14, in a single match knock-out format. The 14 winning teams will advance to the Metropolitan Initial Round II.

Metropolitan Initial Round II[edit]

This round will be composed of two zones:

Primera C/D Zone[edit]

This zone will have the 14 teams qualified from the previous round, as well as the 10 remaining Primera C teams. The matches will be played in a single match knock-out format. The winners will advance to the Metropolitan Initial Round III.

Primera B Metropolitana Zone[edit]

This zone will have 18 teams from the Primera B Metropolitana (the two teams just promoted from the Primera C and the 14 teams with the worst points per game average that weren't relegated by the end of the 2012/13 season). The matches will be played in November 20 in a single match knock-out format. The winners will advance to the Metropolitan Initial Round III.

Metropolitan Initial Round III[edit]

Like the previous round, there will be two zones:

Primera C/D Zone[edit]

The qualified 12 Primera C/D Zone teams from the previous round will participate. The matches will be played in a single match knock-out format. The winners will advance to the Metropolitan Initial Round IV.

Primera B Metropolitana Zone[edit]

The qualified 9 B Metropolitana Zone teams from the previous round will participate along with the 3 remaining teams (Estudiantes (BA), Atlanta, Platense). The matches will be played in a single match knock-out format. The winners will advance to the Metropolitan Initial Round IV.

Metropolitan Initial Round IV[edit]

All 12 qualified teams from the previous will participate. The matches will be played in a single match knock-out format. The winners will advance to the Final Round.

Final Round[edit]

Final Round I[edit]

This round involves the 6 teams qualified from the Regional Initial Round, 6 teams qualified from the Metropolitan Initial Round and 8 clubs from the Primera B Nacional: the four newly promoted to the division (Brown de Adrogué, Sportivo Belgrano, Talleres (C) and Villa San Carlos) and the four teams with the worst point average that weren't relegated at the end of the 2012/13 season (Aldosivi, Crucero del Norte, Ferro Carril Oeste and Instituto). The round was contested between March 12 and April 2, in a single knock-out match format. The 10 winning teams advanced to the next round.