Fixtures set for the first three round of 2018 KEB Hana Bank FA Cup
Date : 2018.02.26
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The draw for the first three rounds of 2018 KEB Hana Bank FA Cup took place on February 23.
The FA Cup is the biggest football tournament in Korea with both professional and amateur teams competing for the title. 86 teams are participating this year. The first three rounds will be held on March 10 and 11, March 17 and 18, and March 28 respectively.
Teams from K League 1 will participate from the 4th round, scheduled at July 25. The 5th round will take place on August 8. The schedule after the quarter finals will be determined later.
In the 1st round, 11 teams from K3 League Basic, 15 college teams and 8 office teams will participate. The match between two office teams, Presbyterian Medical Center and Mokpo Christian Hospital FC is drawing attention of the public as the main event of the round.
17 teams will qualify for the 2nd round and compete with the bottom 7 teams from K3 League Advance and 10 college teams. Soongsil University has to face the U League Champion, Korea University.
The survivors of the round will fight for another survival against 10 teams from K League 2, 8 National League teams and the top 5 teams from K3 League Advance in the 3rd round. The ‘Giant Killer’ Bucheon FC 1995 is challenging last year’s runner-up, Busan Ipark.
The new rule for the penalty shoot-out known as the ‘ABBA Rule’ will be applied from this year’s tournament. Also the VAR technology will be used in the semi-finals and the finals. The finals will take place twice in each team’s home stadium. The winning team will receive 300 million won
Translation=Sungtae Terry Kim