2019–20 Coupe de France Preliminary Rounds, Grand Est

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The 2019–20 Coupe de France Preliminary Rounds, Grand Est is the qualifying competition to decide which teams from the leagues of the Grand Est region of France take part in the main competition from the seventh round.

Schedule[edit]

The first round of the qualifying competition took place during the 2018–19 season, during June 2019. It consisted of 698 clubs from the district leagues (tier 9 and below of the French league system) with some clubs from the Régional 3 division (tier 8) to shape the draw.[1]

The second round took place in August, with most ties on the weekend of 18 August, and the remainder on the weekend of 25 August. 120 teams, mainly from tiers 7 (Régional 2) and 8 (Régional 3) with two from tier 6 (Régional 1), join at this stage. One team, ASTR Wittenheim, gained re-entry as a Lucky loser due to mergers and liquidations of clubs that have taken place between the first and second rounds.[2]

The third round draw was made on 29 August 2019. The remaining 12 Régional 2, the remaining 36 Régional 1 teams and the 11 Championnat National 3 (tier 5) teams joined at this stage. One second round winnter, Foyer Barsequanais, received a bye to the fourth round.[3]

The fourth round draw was made on 18 September 2019. The five Championnat National 2 (tier 4) teams joined at this stage. 76 ties were drawn.[4]

The fifth round draw was made on 2 October 2019. 38 ties were drawn.[5]

The sixth round draw was made on 16 October 2019. 19 ties were drawn.[6]

First round[edit]

The first round was split into the separate competitions for the three sub-regions of Champagne-Ardenne, Lorraine and Alsace.

First round: Champagne-Ardenne[edit]

These matches were played between 7 and 16 June 2019.[7][8] Tiers shown reflect the 2018–19 season.

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Tie won by means of forfeit.
  2. ^ a b Tie reversed from original draw.
  3. ^ AS Marolles penalised for unknown reasons. FC Pargny-sur-Saulx qualify.

First round: Lorraine[edit]

These matches were played between 8 and 30 June 2019.[7][8] Tiers shown reflect the 2018–19 season.

  1. ^ a b c d e f Tie won by means of forfeit.
  2. ^ a b c Tie reversed from original draw.
  3. ^ Match abandoned for unknown reason. US ACLI Metz penalised. SC Moulins-lès-Metz qualify.

First round: Alsace[edit]

These matches were played between 30 May and 23 June 2019.[7][8] Tiers shown reflect the 2018–19 season.

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Tie won by means of forfeit.
  2. ^ a b c Tie reversed from original draw.
  3. ^ AS Dingsheim-Griesheim penalised. For fielding a suspended player, according to [1]. FC Niederhausbergen qualify.
  4. ^ SR Widensolen penalised for unknown reasons. UJ Epfig qualify.
  5. ^ Match abandoned. FC Battenheim penalised for unknown reasons. FC Gundolsheim qualify.
  6. ^ FC Mackwiller penalised for unknown reasons. US Ettendorf qualify.
  7. ^ FC Oberhergeim penalised for unknown reasons. AS St Hippolyte qualify.

Second round[edit]

These matches were played between 15 and 27 August 2019.[2][9]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Tie reversed with the agreement of both clubs.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Tie won by means of forfeit.
  3. ^ Match abandoned. Both teams removed from the competition.
  4. ^ FC Nord Est Aubois are a merger formed of Round 1 winners CS Trois Vallées, Round 1 forfeiters Stade Briennois and FC Chavanges. They take the place of CS Trois Vallées in the competition.[10]
  5. ^ AS Taissy penalised. ES Fagnières qualify.
  6. ^ Cernay FC are a merger formed of Round 1 winners SC Cernay, SR Cernay and FC Franco Portugais Cernay. They take the place of SC Cernay in the competition.[11]
  7. ^ Match abandoned with the scoreline 4–3, due to SC Red Star Strasbourg having insufficient players remaining to complete the game. SC Red Star Strasbourg penalised. ASB Schirmeck-La Broque qualify.[12]
  8. ^ FC Riedisheim penalised. FC Uffheim qualify.

Third round[edit]

These matches were played on 14 and 15 September 2019, with one yet to be arranged.[13]

  1. ^ Tie reversed from original draw.
  2. ^ Match abandoned after 70 minutes with the scoreline 1–1, due to AF Laxou Sapinière no longer having sufficient players to complete the game.[14] AF Laxou Sapinière penalised. Toul JCA qualify.
  3. ^ Void due to both teams from tie 82 being removed from the competition.

Fourth round[edit]

These matches were played on 29 September 2019.[15]

  1. ^ Tie reversed from original draw.

Fifth round[edit]

These matches were played on 12 and 13 October 2019.[16]

  1. ^ Match abandoned after 70 minutes, due to continued throwing of flares from the crown. The scoreline at the time was 0–2. JS Wenheck penalised. US Nousseviller qualify.[17]

Sixth round[edit]

These matches were played on 26 and 27 October 2019.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inscriptions Coupe de France 2019/2020" (in French). Ligue du Grand Est de Football. 11 April 2019. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Tirage au sort du 2e tour de la Coupe de France – 2019/2020" (PDF) (in French). Ligue du Grand Est de Football. 22 July 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Coupe de France, le tirage du 3e tour !" (in French). Ligue du Grand Est de Football. 29 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Coupe de France, le tirage du 4e tour !" (in French). Ligue du Grand Est de Football. 18 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Coupe de France, le tirage du 5e tour !" (in French). Ligue du Grand Est de Football. 2 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Coupe de France, le tirage du 6e tour !" (in French). Ligue du Grand Est de Football. 16 October 2019.
  7. ^ a b c "Tirage au sort du 1er tour de la Coupe de France 2019/2020" (PDF) (in French). Ligue du Grand Est de Football. 14 May 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  8. ^ a b c "Ligue de Grand Est Coupe de France 1er Tour" (in French). L'Est Républicain. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Coupe de France" (in French). Ligue du Grand Est de Football. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Briennois et Chavangeois : le FC Nord-Est aubois est bel et bien né" (in French). L'Est Éclair Abonnés. 21 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Cernay Football Club, la fusion de la raison ?" (in French). District d'Alsace de Football. 29 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Fin du match" (in French). ASB Schirmek-La Broque official Facebook page. 18 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Coupe de France" (in French). Ligue du Grand Est de Football. 29 August 2019. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Cinq cartons rouges : la rencontre Laxou - Toul arrêtée" (in French). L'Est Républicain. 14 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Coupe de France" (in French). Ligue du Grand Est de Football. 17 September 2019. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Coupe de France" (in French). Ligue du Grand Est de Football. 2 October 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  17. ^ "Jets de pétards : match arrêté au Wenheck, Nousseviller qualifié" (in French). Le Républicain Lorrain. 13 October 2019.
  18. ^ "Coupe de France" (in French). Ligue du Grand Est de Football. 16 October 2019. Retrieved 28 October 2019.