2018–19 Coupe de France

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2018–19 Coupe de France
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The 2018–19 Coupe de France is the 102nd season of the main football cup competition of France. The competition is organised by the French Football Federation (FFF) and is open to all clubs in French football, as well as clubs from the overseas departments and territories (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia (AS Magenta, winner of 2018 New Caledonia Cup), Tahiti (AS Dragon, winner of 2017–18 Tahiti Cup), Réunion, Saint Martin and Saint Pierre and Miquelon).

Paris Saint-Germain are the defending champions.

Dates[edit]

Dates for the first two qualifying round are set by the individual Regional leagues. The remaining qualifying rounds, the seventh and eight round, and the round of 64 take place at weekends. The later rounds up to, but not including, the final, take place on midweek evenings. The final will take place on Saturday 27 April 2019.[1]

Round Draw Date Matches Played
Third various 15 and 16 September 2018
Fourth various 29 and 30 September 2018
Fifth various 13 and 14 October 2018
Sixth various 27 and 28 October 2018
Seventh 31 October 2018 17 and 18 November 2018
Eighth 20 November 2018 8 and 9 December 2018
Round of 64 10 December 2018 5 and 6 January 2019
Round of 32 7 January 2019 22 and 23 January 2019
Round of 16 23 January 2019 5 and 6 February 2019
Quarter Finals 6 February 2019 26 and 27 February 2019
Semi Finals 27 February 2019 2 and 3 April 2019
Final n/a 27 April 2019

Teams[edit]

Round 1 to 6[edit]

The first six rounds, and any preliminaries required, are organised by the Regional Leagues and the Overseas Territories, who allow teams from within their league structure to enter at any point up to the third round. Teams from Championnat National 3 enter at the third round, those from Championnat National 2 enter at the fourth round and those from Championnat National enter at the fifth round.[2]

The number of teams entering at each qualifying round was as follows:

Region Prelim First Second Third Fourth Fifth
Nouvelle-Aquitaine   468 102 12 4 1
Pays-de-la-Loire   438 45 30 1 3
Centre-Val de Loire 120 86 11 10 4 1
Corsica     16 14[a] 5 0
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté   288 38 30[b] 3 0
Grand Est: Alsace   330        
Grand Est: Champagne-Ardenne   84        
Grand Est: Lorraine   316        
Grand Est Combined     67 94 4 0
Méditerranée   170 21 9 7 1
Occitanie: Ariège   14 3      
Occitanie: Aveyron   32 6      
Occitanie: Gers   14 5      
Occitanie: Lot   18 1      
Occitanie: Hautes-Pyrénées   16 4      
Occitanie: Tarn   28 4      
Occitanie: Tarn-et-Garonne   16 4      
Occitanie: Haut-Garonne   46 19      
Occitanie: Aude   32 0[c]      
Occitanie: Gard-Lozère   42 15      
Occitanie: Hérault   52 14      
Occitanie: Pyrénées-Orientales   14 7      
Occitanie Combined       45 2 1
Hauts-de-France: Somme   100 0      
Hauts-de-France: Aisne 6 81 0      
Hauts-de-France: Flandres 2 138 0      
Hauts-de-France: Côte d'Opale   128 0      
Hauts-de-France: Escaut   178 0[d]      
Hauts-de-France: Oise   108 0      
Hauts-de-France: Artois 6 137 0      
Hauts-de-France Combined       84 3 3
Normandie   258 81 11 2 2
Bretagne   534 97 30 4 1
Paris IDF   378 83 12[e] 8 2
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes   746 15[f] 83 6 3
Réunion     12 26 0 0
Mayotte   30 17 0 0 0
Guadeloupe     26 19 0 0
Martinique     44 10 0 0
French Guiana       26 3 0
Saint Pierre and Miquelon   2 1[g]      
  1. ^ 3 teams that should have entered in third round given byes to fourth round
  2. ^ plus one from Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  3. ^ 2 first round winners bye to third round
  4. ^ 1 first round winner bye to third round
  5. ^ 4 second round winners bye to fourth round
  6. ^ 6 first round winners bye to third round
  7. ^ winner entered into the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté draw

Round 7[edit]

145 qualifiers from the Regional Leagues will be joined by the 11 qualifiers from the Overseas Territories and the 20 teams from Ligue 2.

Ligue 2[edit]

Regional Leagues[edit]

Figures in parenthesis indicate the tier of the French football league system the team play at.

Overseas Territories teams[edit]

Seventh round[edit]

The draw for the seventh round was made in two parts. First the Overseas teams were drawn against opponents from the French League structure who had applied to potentially travel overseas.[3] The main draw took place the following day.

The draw for the overseas teams took place on 30 October 2018.[4] The main draw took place on 31 October 2018.[5]

Matches took place on 16, 17 and 18 November 2018.[6]

Ties involving overseas teams[edit]

Main draw[edit]

As in previous editions of the competition, the main draw was split into 10 regional groups, with the split primarily ensuring an equal distribution of clubs from the different tiers, and secondarily grouping by geography.[7]

The lowest ranked team remaining in the competition at this stage was AS Carrières Grésillons from tier 9 (District division 1).

Matches took place on 16, 17 and 18 November 2018.[6]

Group 7A[edit]

Group 7B[edit]

Group 7C[edit]

Group 7D[edit]

Group 7E[edit]

Group 7F[edit]

Group 7G[edit]

Group 7H[edit]

Group 7I[edit]

Group 7J[edit]

Eighth round[edit]

The draw for the eighth round was made in two parts. First the remaining overseas team was drawn against opponents from the French League structure who had applied to potentially travel overseas. The overseas team, Aiglon du Lamentin, played at home due to playing their seventh round match away from home. The main draw took place later in the day. Both draws took place on 20 November 2018.[12]

Overseas draw[edit]

Main draw[edit]

As in previous editions of the competition, the main draw was split into 6 regional groups, with the split primarily ensuring an equal distribution of clubs from the different tiers, and secondarily grouping by geography.[7] The lowest ranked teams remaining in the competition at this stage were Entente Crest-Aouste and AS Villers Houlgate Côte Fleurie both from tier 8 (Regional League 3).

Matches took place on 8 and 9 December 2018, with three matches postponed until the following weekend.[13][14]

Group 8A[edit]

Group 8B[edit]

  1. ^ The match between Entente Crest-Aouste and Le Puy Foot 43 Auvergne was originally scheduled for 8 December 2018, but was postponed due to the demonstrations by the Gilets Jaunes.[16]

Group 8C[edit]

  1. ^ The match between SC Bastia and US Saint-Omer was originally scheduled for 9 December, but was postponed due to a red weather warning of high winds.[18]

Group 8D[edit]

Group 8E[edit]

  1. ^ The match between US La Charité and Bourges Foot was originally scheduled for 9 December 2018, but was postponed due to the demonstrations by the Gilets Jaunes.[21]

Group 8F[edit]

Round of 64[edit]

The draw for the ninth round (known as the round of 64) took place on 10 December 2018. The 20 Ligue 1 teams joined the draw at this stage. The draw was split into four groups to ensure equal distribution of teams from each tier, with geographical proximity a secondary factor.[23][24]

The lowest ranked teams remaining in the competition at this stage are Olympique Strasbourg and ESC Longueau both from tier 7 (Regional League 2). Olympique Strasbourg entered the competition in the first round, so have been in the competition longest.

Games are scheduled to be played on 4, 5, 6 and 7 January 2019.[25]

Group 9A[edit]

Group 9B[edit]

  1. ^ The game between Grenoble and Strasbourg was originally scheduled for 4 January 2019, but was postponed due to a frozen pitch.[26]

Group 9C[edit]

Group 9D[edit]

Round of 32[edit]

The draw for the tenth round (known as the round of 32) took place on 7 January 2019. This was an open draw.[34]

The lowest ranked teams remaining in the competition at this stage are Noisy-le-Grand FC and ES Viry-Châtillon, both from tier 6 (Regional League 1).

Games are scheduled to be played on 22, 23 and 24 January 2019.[35]

  1. ^ Match originally scheduled for 22 January 2019, but postponed by one day due to the rearrangement of the Ligue 1 match between Angers and Nantes.[37]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le Calendrier de la Saison 2018/2019" (in French). FFF.fr. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Reglement de la Coupe de France" (PDF) (in French). FFF.fr. 21 October 2017. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Coupe de France (T7) : Tirage ultramarin en direct à 14h30, les volontaires connus" (in French). foot-national.com. 30 October 2018. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Coupe de France (T7) : Concarneau en Guyane, l'Entente défie Mayotte" (in French). foot-national.com. 30 October 2018. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  5. ^ "7e tour le tirage au sort en direct video" (in French). FFF.fr. 31 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  6. ^ a b "7ème Tour" (in French). FFF.fr. 5 November 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
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  18. ^ "Coupe de France : Bastia - St-Omer ne se jouera pas" (in French). foot-national.com. 9 December 2018. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  19. ^ "Coupe de France : Le petit poucet Villers-Houlgate recevra bien le HAC à Dives-sur-Mer pour le 8e tour" (in French). France 3 Normandie. 30 November 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
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  24. ^ "32es de Finale: Le Tirage en Intégralité" (in French). FFF.fr. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
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  27. ^ "Coupe de France - La date, l'heure et le lieu du match Canet-Monaco ont été fixés" (in French). L'Indépendant. 11 December 2018. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  28. ^ "Noisy-Le-Grand Affrontera le Gazélec Ajaccio Dans le Val-De-Marne !" (in French). actufoot.com. 19 December 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  29. ^ "Coupe de France : Le Puy - Nancy aura lieu à Brives-Charensac" (in French). sports-auvergne.fr. 19 December 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
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  31. ^ "Coupe de France : Longueau-Vitré et Amiens SC-Valenciennes le dimanche 6 janvier 2019" (in French). Courrier picard. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  32. ^ "Coupe de France : Le PSG le dimanche à Lorient (off.)" (in French). foot-national.com. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  33. ^ "Coupe de France. Stade Pontivyen - Guingamp au Roudourou, décalé à 15 h" (in French). Le Télégramme. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
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  35. ^ "Coupe de France: 16èmes de Finale" (in French). FFF.fr. 10 January 2019. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
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