Kupa na Bulgaria 2017/18


Preliminary Phase

Rules
  - All teams from the four Treta liga groups and the 28 OFG may enter the Preliminary Phase.
  - Within each oblasten savet (of 28) teams play against each other until a single team remains. This is followed by eliminations between those winners within each of the four zonalni saveta, until a team each is determined, a total of 4.
  - The winners of Northeastern Bulgaria and Northwestern Bulgaria meet each other to determine a representative of Northern Bulgaria.
  - Winners are determined over one leg with penalties if score is level after regular time.
  - The lower level team within each pair is host. If both teams from a pair are from the same level, hosting is determined by draw.
  - The three winners of the Preliminary Phase must be determined no later than 11 September 2017, Monday, 17:00 h.

ZS representatives

Northern Bulgaria: 
Southwestern Bulgaria: 
Southeastern Bulgaria: 

Note: If not shown otherwise, in all Preliminary Phase matches the team, listed first in each pair, is host.

Southwestern Bulgaria (ZS Sofia)

Oblastni qualifications

Oblast Sofia

                           First round

16 August 2017, Wednesday, 18:00 EEST:
Botev 1937 (Ihtiman) - Chavdar (Etropole)                  - 
Balkan 1929 (Botevgrad)                                   bye

                           Final

23 August 2017, Wednesday, 18:00 EEST:
Botev 1937 (Iht)/Chavdar (Etr) - Balkan 1929 (Botevgrad)   - 

Oblast Pernik

                           Final

16 August 2017, Wednesday, 18:30 EEST:
in Pernik, "Minyor" st.: *
Legia (Sofia) - Minyor (Pernik)                            - ** 
* - in Pernik at the home team Legia's request.
** -  Legia participates in OFG Pernik, due to which it enters the oblast
     Pernik qualifiers.

Oblast Blagoevgrad

                           Final

23 August 2017, Wednesday, 18:00 EEST:
Vihren 1925 (Sandanski) - Belasitsa (Petrich)              - 

Oblast Pazardzhik

                           First Round

16 August 2017, Wednesday, 18:00 EEST:
Levski (Patalenitsa) - Svoboda 2011 (Peshtera)             - 
Hebar 1918 (Pazardzhik)                                   bye

                           Final

23 August 2017, Wednesday, 18:00 EEST:
Levski (Pat)/Svoboda 2011 - Hebar 1918 (Pazardzhik)        - 

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Southeastern Bulgaria (ZS Plovdiv)

Oblastni qualifications

Oblast Plovdiv

                           1/4 finals

16 August 2017, Wednesday, 18:00 EEST:
Vihar (Stroevo) - Atletik (Kuklen)                         - 
Maritsa 2003 (Manole) - Borislav 2009 (Parvomay)           - 
Rakovski (Rakovski) - Sokol (Markovo)                      - 
Gigant (Saedinenie)                                       bye

                           1/2 finals

23 August 2017, Wednesday, 18:00 EEST:
Vihar (Str)/Atletik (K) - Gigant (Saedinenie)              - 
Maritsa 2003 (M)/Borislav 2009 - Rakovski/Sokol (M)        - 

                           Final

30 August 2017, Wednesday, 18:00 EEST:
Vihar/Atletik/Gigant - Maritsa/Bor./Rak./Sokol             - 

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Final Phase



First Round (1/16 finals)

Rules
  - Participate the 3 ZS representatives from the Preliminary Phase, the 15 non-II Vtora liga teams and the 10 Parva liga teams (a total of 32 teams).
  - 32 teams are drawn into 16 pairs.
  - The teams are distributed into 2 pots as follows:
    > Pot 1: the 14 "A" FG teams and the 2 "B" FG teams with the highest placing in the group from the previous season - Sozopol and Tsarsko selo 2015.
    > Pot 2: the 3 ZS representatives and the 13 "B" FG teams which are not included in Pot 1.
  - Teams from Pot 1 are drawn against teams from Pot 2.
  - Winners are determined over one leg with two extra time periods of 15 minutes each if score is level after regular time and penalties if score is still level at the end of extra time.
  - Pot 2 teams are hosts.
  - The 16 winners qualify for the next round.

Draw: _
Matches: 19-21 September 2017, Tuesday-Thursday

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Second Round (1/8 finals)

Rules
  - Participate the 16 First Round winners.
  - 16 teams are drawn into 8 pairs.
  - Winners are determined over one leg with two extra time periods of 15 minutes each if score is level after regular time and penalties if score is still level at the end of extra time.
  - Hosting is determined by the draw.
  - The 8 winners qualify for the next round.

Draw: _
Matches: 24-26 October 2017, Tuesday-Thursday

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Third Round (1/4 finals)

Rules
  - Participate the 8 Second Round winners.
  - 8 teams are drawn into 4 pairs.
  - Winners are determined over one leg with two extra time periods of 15 minutes each if score is level after regular time and penalties if score is still level at the end of extra time.
  - Hosting is determined by the draw.
  - The 4 winners qualify for the next round.

Draw: _
Matches: 13-15 December 2017, Wednesday-Friday

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Fourth Round (1/2 finals)

Rules
  - Participate the 4 Third Round winners.
  - 4 teams are drawn into 2 pairs.
  - Winners are determined over two legs. If the aggregate score is level at the end of the second leg, the team with more goals scored away from home qualifies. If teams are still tied two extra time periods of 15 minutes each are played and penalties taken if score is still level at the end of extra time.
  - Hosting is determined by the draw.
  - The 2 winners qualify for the next round.

Draw: _
Matches: 13-14 March and 10-11 April 2018, Tuesday-Wednesday

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Fifth Round (Final)

Rules
  - Participate the 2 Fourth Round winners.
  - The winner of the first drawn semi-final pair is the symbolic host.
  - The match is played at the "Vasil Levski" national stadium in Sofia.
  - The winner is determined over one leg with two extra time periods of 15 minutes each if score is level after regular time and penalties if score is still level at the end of extra time.

Date: 9-10 May 2018, Wednesday-Thursday

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