2014–15 Svenska Cupen

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2014–15 Svenska Cupen
Country Sweden
Dates3 June 2014 – 17 May 2015
Teams113 (including qualifying)
96 (competition proper)
ChampionsIFK Göteborg
Runners-upÖrebro SK
Matches played119
Goals scored448 (3.76 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Lasse Vibe
Richard Yarsuvat
(7 goals)[1]

The 2014–15 Svenska Cupen was the 59th season of Svenska Cupen and the third season with the current format. The winners of the competition earned a place in the second qualifying round of the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League. If they had already qualified for European competition, in which case the qualification spot will go to fourth placed team of the 2014 Allsvenskan.[2]

A total of 96 clubs entered the competition.[2][3] IF Elfsborg are the defending champions, having beaten Helsingborgs IF 1–0 in last season's final. The final was played on 17 May 2015.[4] The final venue will be selected through a draw between the two finalists.[5] This is a return to a format that was used between 2007 and 2011.

IFK Göteborg won their seventh Svenska Cupen title on 17 May 2015 after defeating Örebro SK 2–1.

Teams[edit]

Round Clubs
remaining
Clubs
involved
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Leagues entering at this round
Qualifying Rounds 113 20 none 20 Division 1 (3 teams)
Division 2 (2 teams)
Division 3 (5 teams)
Division 4 (7 teams)
Division 5 (2 teams)
Division 6 (1 team)
Round 1 96 64 3 61 Division 1 (18 teams)
Division 2 (23 teams)
Division 3 (11 teams)
Division 4 (8 teams)
Division 6 (1 team)
Round 2 64 64 32 32 Allsvenskan
Superettan
Group stage 32 32 32 none none
Quarter-finals 8 8 8 none none
Semi-finals 4 4 4 none none
Final 2 2 2 none none

Qualifying rounds[edit]

The only two associations of the Swedish District Football Associations that had a qualifying tournament were Dalarnas FF and Örebro Läns FF, with the teams from other districts being determined though district championships or by club ranking in 2013.

Round 1[edit]

64 teams from the third tier or lower of the Swedish league system competed in this round. The round started on 3 June 2014 and finished on 6 August.[2][6] The number in brackets indicates what tier of Swedish football each team competed in during the 2014 season. Wollmars FF was the lowest-ranked team in this round, competing in Division 6, the eight tier of Swedish football.

Round 2[edit]

All teams from 2014 Allsvenskan and 2014 Superettan entered this round, 32 teams in total, where they were joined by the 32 winners from round 1. The 32 teams from Allsvenskan and Superettan were seeded and played against the 32 winners from round 1, the matches was played at the home venues for the unseeded teams. The 16 northernmost seeded teams were drawn against the 16 northernmost unseeded teams and the same with the southernmost teams.[2]

The draw was made on 7 August 2014.[7] The round was primarily played on 20–21 August 2014, but teams competing in European competition had their matches postponed.[2][6] The number in brackets indicates what tier of Swedish football each team competed in during the 2014 season. Assyriska Turabdin IK, IF Lödde, Myresjö/Vetlanda FK and Sollefteå GIF were the lowest-ranked teams in this round, competing in Division 3, the fifth tier of Swedish football.

Group stage[edit]

The 32 winners from round 2 were divided into eight groups of four teams. The 16 highest ranked winners from the previous rounds were seeded to the top two positions in each groups and the 16 remaining winners were unseeded in the draw. The ranking of the 16 seeded teams was decided by league position in the 2014 season. All teams in the group played each other once, the highest ranked teams from the previous rounds and teams from tier three or lower had the right to play two home matches. The draw for the group stage was held on 19 November 2014.[8] The group stage began on 21 February and concluded on 8 March 2015.[2] Myresjö/Vetlanda FK was the lowest-ranked team in this round, competing in Division 3, the fifth tier of Swedish football.

All times listed below are in Central European Time (UTC+1).[nb 1]

Tie-breaking criteria and key[edit]

If two or more teams were equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria were applied to determine the rankings[2]

  1. superior goal difference
  2. higher number of goals scored
  3. result between the teams in question
  4. higher league position in the 2014 season

Group 1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MFF JSIF AFF HFF
1 Malmö FF 3 3 0 0 12 0 +12 9 Advance to Knockout stage 4–0 3–0
2 Jönköpings Södra IF 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6 2–0
3 Assyriska FF 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3 3–1
4 Hudiksvalls FF 3 0 0 3 2 12 −10 0 0–5 1–4
Source: svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head record; 5) Highest ranked team

Group 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification IFKG FCT LSK MYR
1 IFK Göteborg 3 2 1 0 13 2 +11 7 Advance to Knockout stage 5–0
2 FC Trollhättan 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5 2–2 2–1
3 Ljungskile SK 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4 1–1
4 Myresjö/Vetlanda FK 3 0 0 3 1 13 −12 0 0–6 0–5
Source: svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head record; 5) Highest ranked team

Group 3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification HAM AIK LAN KFF
1 Hammarby IF 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7 Advance to Knockout stage 1–1
2 AIK 3 2 0 1 8 2 +6 6 1–2 4–0
3 Landskrona BoIS 3 1 1 1 3 6 −3 4 2–1
4 Kristianstads FF 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0 0–1 0–3
Source: svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head record; 5) Highest ranked team

Group 4[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification IFE IKS AFC BP
1 IF Elfsborg 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 9 Advance to Knockout stage 4–0 1–0
2 IK Sirius 3 2 0 1 6 6 0 6 3–1
3 AFC United 3 1 0 2 3 8 −5 3 1–5 1–0
4 IF Brommapojkarna 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0 1–3
Source: svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head record; 5) Highest ranked team

Group 5[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BKH MAIF ÖIF HUD
1 BK Häcken 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 9 Advance to Knockout stage 4–2 2–0
2 Mjällby AIF 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6 2–0
3 Östers IF 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3 3–0
4 Huddinge IF 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0 1–3 0–4
Source: svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head record; 5) Highest ranked team

Group 6[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ÖSK GIF VAR DFF
1 Örebro SK 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2 7 Advance to Knockout stage 2–1 3–3
2 Gefle IF 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6 2–1
3 Varbergs BoIS 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4 2–0
4 Dalkurd FF 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0 0–1 1–2
Source: svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head record; 5) Highest ranked team

Group 7[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification IFKN NIF DIF ÄFF
1 IFK Norrköping 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6 Advance to Knockout stage 2–0
2 Norrby IF 3 2 0 1 9 6 +3 6 0–4 4–2
3 Djurgårdens IF 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4 3–1 0–0
4 Ängelholms FF 3 0 1 2 0 7 −7 1 0–5
Source: svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head record; 5) Highest ranked team

Group 8[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification HIF HBK SFC VSK
1 Helsingborgs IF 3 1 2 0 7 3 +4 5 Advance to Knockout stage 1–1 2–2
2 Halmstads BK 3 1 2 0 6 3 +3 5 3–0
3 Syrianska FC 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 4 3–1
4 Västerås SK 3 0 1 2 3 9 −6 1 0–4 2–2
Source: svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head record; 5) Highest ranked team

Knockout stage[edit]

Qualified teams[edit]

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 1 Malmö FF 3 3 0 0 12 0 +12 9 Seeded in Quarter-final draw
2 4 IF Elfsborg 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 9
3 5 BK Häcken 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 9
4 2 IFK Göteborg 3 2 1 0 13 2 +11 7
5 6 Örebro SK 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2 7 Unseeded in Quarter-final draw
6 3 Hammarby IF 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
7 7 IFK Norrköping 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
8 8 Helsingborgs IF 3 1 2 0 7 3 +4 5
Source: Group results
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Highest ranked team

Bracket[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
14 March – Gothenburg
 
 
IFK Göteborg2
 
21 March – Gothenburg
 
Helsingborgs IF0
 
IFK Göteborg3
 
15 March – Gothenburg
 
BK Häcken1
 
BK Häcken3
 
17 May – Gothenburg
 
IFK Norrköping1
 
IFK Göteborg2
 
14 March – Malmö
 
Örebro SK1
 
Malmö FF0
 
21 March – Örebro
 
Örebro SK1
 
Örebro SK2
 
15 March – Borås
 
IF Elfsborg0
 
IF Elfsborg3
 
 
Hammarby IF0
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

The draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals took place on Monday 9 March 2015,[9] and the quarter-final matches are scheduled to be played on 14 and 15 March 2015.[4] The quarter-finals consist of the eight teams that won their respective group in the previous round and the four best group winners were seeded and drawn against the other four group winners, with the seeded teams entitled to play the match at their home venue.[2] Only teams from the top tier, 2015 Allsvenskan, qualified for the quarter-finals and the cup winners from last season, IF Elfsborg, were drawn against Allsvenskan newcomers Hammarby IF.[10]

Semi-finals[edit]

The semi-finals are scheduled to be played on 21 and 22 March 2015[4] and will consist of the four winners from the quarter-finals. The draw was a free draw and the first drawn team in each pairing play the match at their home venue.[2]

Final[edit]

The final was played on 17 May 2015.[4] The draw for which team to be given home advantage was held on 23 March 2015; this was the first time since the 2011 final that the match return to one of the finalist's venue.[2][5]

IFK Göteborg2–1Örebro SK
Vibe Goal 67'
Rieks Goal 77'
Report Nkili Goal 23'

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This is the time zone of Sweden during the winter when group stage is played.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top Scorers". www.soccerpunter.com. Soccerpunter. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Föreskrifter för Svenska Cupen, herrar, 2014/2015" (PDF) (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Årsplan 2014" (PDF). The Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d "Årsplan 2015". fogis.se (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Avsparkstider i kvartsfinalerna". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Spelprogram - Svenska Cupen omg. 1-2, herrar" (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Omgång 2 i Svenska Cupen lottad" (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. 7 August 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Cupens gruppspel lottat". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. 19 November 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Cupfeber i landet". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. 6 March 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Så avgörs svenska cupens kvartsfinaler". aftonbladet.se (in Swedish). 9 March 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2015.

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