2019–20 Copa del Rey

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2019–20 Copa del Rey
CountrySpain
Teams116 (from main round)
126 (including preliminary)
Defending championsValencia

The 2019–20 Copa del Rey will be the 118th staging of the Copa del Rey. The winners will be assured a place for the 2020–21 UEFA Europa League group stage.

Valencia will be the defending champions.

Schedule and format[edit]

On 29 April 2019, the assembly of the Royal Spanish Football Federation approved the new competition format,[1][2] expanding the competition to 126 and changing all rounds to a single-match format until semifinals.

Round Draw date Date Fixtures Clubs Format details
Preliminary TBD TBD 10 126 → 116 New entries: Clubs qualified through the 2018–19 fifth tier.
Opponents seeding: Teams faced each other according to proximity criteria.
Local team seeding: Draw of lots.
Knock-out tournament type: Single match
First round 18 Dec 2019 56 116 → 60 New entries: All qualified teams except the four participants in the Supercopa de España.
Opponents seeding: Teams faced each other according to proximity criteria. Teams from La Liga will face teams from Copa Federación, Tercera División and Regional Leagues. The four remaining teams face teams from Segunda División B.
Local team seeding: Draw of lots.
Knock-out tournament type: Single match.
Second round 12 Jan 2020 28 60 → 32 Opponents seeding: Draw of lots.
Local team seeding: Match played at home of team in lower division.
Knock-out tournament type: Single match
Round of 32 22 Jan 2020 16 32 → 16 New entries: Clubs participating in Supercopa de España gained entry.
Opponents seeding: Draw of lots.
Local team seeding: Match played at home of team in lower division.
Knock-out tournament type: Single match.
Round of 16 29 Jan 2020 8 16 → 8 Opponents seeding: Draw of lots.
Local team seeding: Match played at home of team in lower division.
Knock-out tournament type: Single match.
Quarterfinals 5 Feb 2020 4 8 → 4
Semifinals 12 Feb 2020 2 4 → 2 Opponents seeding: Draw of lots.
Local team seeding: Match played at home of team in lower division.
Knock-out tournament type: Double match.
4 Mar 2020
Final TBD 1 2 → 1 Single match, stadium TBD by RFEF.
UEFA Europa League qualification: winner will qualify for the 2020–21 UEFA Europa League Group stage.
Notes
  • Double-match rounds enforce away goals rule, single-match rounds do not.
  • Games ending in a tie will be decided in extra time; and if it persists, by a penalty shootout.

Qualified teams[edit]

The following teams are qualified for the competition. Reserve teams are excluded.

La Liga
the 20 teams of the 2018–19 season
Segunda División
the 22 teams of the 2018–19 season
Segunda División B
the top seven non-reserve teams of each group of the 2018–19 season, excluding reserve teams
Tercera División
the best non-reserve team of each one of the 18 groups of the 2018–19 season and the best 14 runners-up, excluding reserve teams
Copa Federación
the four semifinalists of the 2019 season[3]
Regional leagues
The winners of the 20 groups of the fifth tier in the 2018–19 season
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD
  1. ^ a b c d Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Valencia will join the tournament in the round of 32, as participants in the Supercopa de España.
  2. ^ Reus was excluded from the competition as it was expelled from Segunda División in the previous season. Its place will go to a team to be determined.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La nueva Copa del Rey saldrá con 116 equipos" (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. 29 April 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Así quedan el calendario, y los nuevos formatos de Copa y Supercopa de la RFEF" (in Spanish). Marca. 29 April 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  3. ^ "La revolucionaria Copa Federación que dará acceso a la Copa del Rey en Segunda B y Tercera división" (in Spanish). ABC. 30 April 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2019.

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