2012–13 Iraq FA Cup

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2012–13 Iraq FA Cup
Country Iraq
Teams40
ChampionsNone
Matches played29
Goals scored84 (2.9 per match)

The 2012–13 Iraq FA Cup was the 26th occurrence of the Iraq FA Cup, the main domestic cup in Iraqi football. It was the first edition held since the 2002–03 season.

The tournament was abandoned before the start of the Round of 16, because of scheduling difficulties the Iraq Football Association had with the 2012–13 Iraqi Elite League.[1]

Format[edit]

Participation[edit]

The cup starts with a qualifying round of 13 teams from the Iraq Division One, 12 of which play against each other and one of which proceeds to the playoff round. The playoff round gets played between three teams from Division One and one from the Iraqi Premier League. The other 17 teams of the Iraqi Premier League and the rest of Division One join the other teams in the Round of 32.[2]

Draw[edit]

For the first round, the participating teams will be split into two pots of 6 teams in one and 7 in the other. For the remaining rounds other than the final, the draw will be conducted from just one pot. The final is held in the Al-Shaab Stadium, a nominally neutral venue.

Match rules[edit]

Teams meet in one game in the first round. In the playoff round, Round of 32, 16 and the quarterfinals, the teams will have two-legged ties. The semifinals and the final will have only one-legged ties. A match will take place for 90 minutes, with two halves of 45 minutes. If still tied after regulation or tied on aggregate, 30 minutes of extra time will be played, consisting of two periods of 15 minutes. If the score is still level after this, the match will be decided by a penalty shootout. A coin toss will decide who takes the first penalty.

Cards[edit]

If a player receives a second yellow card, they will be banned from the next cup match. If a player receives a red card, they will be banned a minimum of one match, but more can be added by the Iraq Football Association.

Participating clubs[edit]

The following 40 teams qualified for the competition:

Iraqi Premier League
18 clubs from the 2012–13 season
Iraq Division One
22 clubs from the 2012–13 season
  • Bold: indicated teams are still in competition

Map[edit]

2012–13 Iraq FA Cup is located in Iraq
Baghdad
Baghdad
Karbalaa
Karbalaa
Najaf
Najaf
Basra
Basra
Kirkuk
Kirkuk
Al-Anbar
Al-Anbar
Al-Fahad
Al-Fahad
Al-Midhatiya
Al-Midhatiya
Al-Hindiya
Al-Hindiya
Locations of the 2012–13 Iraq FA Cup clubs
Baghdad teams Kirkuk teams Karbalaa teams Najaf teams Basra teams
Al-Hudood
Al-Kadhimiya
Al-Kahrabaa
Al-Karkh
Al-Khutoot
Al-Naft
Al-Najda
Al-Oloom Wal-Technologia
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Al-Shorta
Al-Sinaa
Al-Sinaat Al-Kahrabaiya
Al-Talaba
Al-Zawraa
Baghdad
Beladi
Masafi Al-Wasat
Kirkuk
Ghaz Al-Shamal
Karbalaa
Al-Hurr
Al-Najaf
Naft Al-Wasat
Al-Kufa
Al-Minaa
Naft Al-Junoob

Schedule[edit]

The rounds of the 2012–13 competition are scheduled as follows:

Round Draw date Matches dates
First round 15 September 2012 28 September 2012
Playoff round 6–13 October 2012
Second round 3 December 2012 – 10 June 2013

Matches[edit]

Times from the start of the first round, on 28 September 2012, until the end of the second round, on 10 June 2013, are in AST (UTC+03:00).

First round[edit]

Playoff round[edit]

First legs[edit]

Second legs[edit]

Second round[edit]

First legs[edit]

Second legs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

The following is the bracket which the Iraq FA Cup resembled from the Round of 32 onwards. Teams that are bolded advanced on.

Round of 32
First legs: 4 December 2012 – 2 June 2013
Second legs: 10 June 2013
  Round of 16   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
 Al-Shorta  
 Al-Kahrabaa               
 Al-Sulaymaniya (w/o) 6    Al-Sulaymaniya        
 Kufa 0                 
 Kirkuk 3 1 4                 
 Al-Shirqat 0 2 2      Kirkuk      
 Zakho 2 2 4    Zakho        
 Al-Anbar 0 0 0                 
 Karbalaa (w/o) 4 7                 
 Al-Hindiya 0 0      Karbalaa        
 Beladi 0    Al-Sinaa        
 Al-Sinaa (w/o) 6               
 Al-Khutoot 0 0                 
 Baghdad (w/o) 0 3      Baghdad      
 Masafi Al-Wasat 2 2 4    Masafi Al-Wasat        
 Naft Al-Wasat 1 2 3           
 Duhok           
 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya               
 Al-Minaa             
 Erbil                 
 Al-Hudood 3 1 4                 
 Al-Karkh 1 0 1      Al-Hudood      
 Diwaniya 0 0    Naft Al-Junoob        
 Naft Al-Junoob (w/o) 1 4               
 Al-Naft 2 4 6                 
 Al-Najda 1 0 1      Al-Naft        
 Al-Hurr 0    Al-Najaf        
 Al-Najaf (w/o) 6               
 Al-Kadhimiya 1 0 1                 
 Ghaz Al-Shamal 1 1 2      Ghaz Al-Shamal      
 Al-Zawraa 0 1 1    Al-Talaba        
 Al-Talaba 0 3 3  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Latest News". Al Shorta Website. Archived from the original on 2015-08-31. Retrieved 2015-09-10.
  2. ^ "Masoud: Draw of the Iraq FA Cup is underway today with the participation of 22 clubs from Division One" (in Arabic). Iraq Football Photos Gallery. September 15, 2012.[permanent dead link]

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