|Date||December 9, 2018|
|Venue||Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama|
2018 Emperor's Cup Final was the 98th final of the Emperor's Cup competition. The final was played at Saitama Stadium 2002 in Saitama on December 9, 2018. Urawa Reds won the championship.
The 98th Emperor's Cup was the 2018 edition of the annual Japanese national football cup tournament, which began on 26 May 2018 and ended with the final on 9 December 2018 at the Saitama Stadium 2002. The final was held earlier than the usual date of 1 January due to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
The Emperor's Cup JFA All-Japan Soccer Championship Tournament, commonly known as The Emperor's Cup or The Emperor's Cup Soccer, is a Japanese association football competition. It has the longest tradition of any football tournament in Japan, dating back to 1921, before the formation of the J. League, Japan Football League and their predecessor, Japan Soccer League. Before World War II, teams could qualify not only from Japan proper but also from Korea, Taiwan, and sometimes Manchukuo. The women's counterpart is the Empress's Cup.
Saitama Stadium 2002, often called Saitama Stadium or simply Saisuta (埼スタ), is a football stadium located in Midori-ku, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
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