2013–14 Hong Kong FA Cup Preliminary Round

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2013–14 Hong Kong FA Cup Preliminary Round
Country Hong Kong Hong Kong
Teams 37
Matches played 35
Goals scored 152 (4.34 per match)

The 2013–14 Hong Kong FA Cup is the 39th season of the Hong Kong FA Cup. It will be the first time since the 2008–09 edition that lower divisions teams are involved in the competition. 4 teams from the preliminary round will be qualified for the proper round. The involvement of clubs from lower divisions means that the competition starts with a number of preliminary rounds. The 4 victorious teams from the Preliminary Quarter-finals will progress to the First Round proper.

4 teams that reach preliminary semi-finals are qualified for the proper round of the cup.

Calendar[edit]

The calendar for the 2013–14 Hong Kong FA Cup Preliminary Round, as announced by the Hong Kong Football Association.[1]

Round Main date Number of fixtures Clubs New entries this round
First Round 8 December 2013 5 37 → 32 10
Second Round 8 & 15 December 2013 16 32 → 16 27
Third Round 22 December 2013 8 16 → 8 None
Quarter-finals 29 December 2013 4 8 → 4 None
Semi-finals 5 January 2014 4 N/A1 None
3rd Place Playoff 12 January 2014 4 N/A1 None
Final 12 January 2014 4 N/A1 None

Note:
1 4 teams that reach preliminary semi-finals are qualified for the proper round of the cup. Therefore, the 3rd place playoff and the final do not affect the number of clubs remaining.

First Round[edit]

10 out of 37 teams are ramdomly drawn and required to compete starting from the first round, while other 27 teams will start from the second round. The eight matches will all be played on 8 December 2013.

Second Round[edit]

The second round draw included 5 first round winners and 27 teams that is not required to play in the first round. All second round matches will be played on 8 and 15 December 2013.

Third round[edit]

The third round draw saw 16 second round winners fighting for 8 quarter-finals place. All third round matches will be played on 22 December 2013.

Quarter-finals[edit]

The quarter-finals draw saw 8 third round winners fighting for 4 semi-finals place. All quarter-final matches will be played on 29 December 2013.

Semi-finals[edit]

The semi-finals draw saw 4 quarter-finals winners fighting for 2 final place. It is noted that these 4 teams have been qualified for the 2013–14 Hong Kong FA Cup main round. All semi-final matches will be played on 5 January 2014.

3rd Place Playoff[edit]

Final[edit]

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