2012–13 Iraq FA Cup
|Goals scored||84 (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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
|Baghdad teams||Kirkuk teams||Karbalaa teams||Najaf teams||Basra teams|
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|
|28 September 2012||Al-Fahad||2–3||Al-Kadhimiya||Ramadi|
|15:00||Jasim Sarhan 27'
Ahmed Jasim 73'
|Report||Haider Ibrahim 64'
Arkan Ahmed 80, 93'
|Stadium: Al-Ramadi Stadium|
Referee: Dhiyaa Jindeel
|13 October 2012||Duhok||4–1||Naft Maysan||Duhok|
|15:00||Mohannad Abdul-Raheem 40, 53'
Osama Ali 43'
Jailton Nascimento de Oliveira 63'
|Report||50'||Stadium: Zeravani Stadium|
Referee: Nozad Salih
|4 December 2012||Al-Hudood||3–1||Al-Karkh||Baghdad|
|14:30||Ahmed Ali Hussein 25, Second half'
Hussein Hameed 32'
|Second half'||Stadium: Al-Naft Stadium|
Referee: Faris Sami
|4 December 2012||Al-Diwaniya||0–1||Naft Al-Junoob||Diwaniya|
|14:30||Basim Ali 89'||Stadium: Al-Diwaniya Stadium|
|4 December 2012||Karbalaa||4–0||Al-Hindiya||Karbalaa|
|14:30||Abbas Lafta 17, 61'
Wisam Tarki 71, 81'
|Stadium: Karbalaa Stadium|
Referee: Amir Hussein
|31 May 2013||Zakho||2–0||Al-Anbar||Zakho|
|16:30||Younis Shakour 14, 15'||Stadium: Zakho Stadium|
Referee: Zayd Thamir
|2 June 2013||Kirkuk||3–0||Al-Shirqat||Kirkuk|
|16:30||Taha Ibrahim o.g. 12'
Mutaz Abd Al-Haseeb 40, 85'
|Stadium: Kirkuk Olympic Stadium|
Referee: Abd Al-Kadhim Hassan
|10 June 2013||Al-Talaba||3–1||Al-Zawraa||Baghdad|
|17:30||Ali Faez Atia 14'
Mustafa Jalal 46'
|Emad Mohammed 80'||Stadium: Al-Shaab Stadium|
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|
|Masafi Al-Wasat||2||2||4||Masafi Al-Wasat|
|Naft Al-Junoob (w/o)||1||–||4|
|Ghaz Al-Shamal||1||1||2||Ghaz Al-Shamal|
- "Latest News". Al Shorta Website. Archived from the original on 2015-08-31. Retrieved 2015-09-10.
- "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]