2020 Emperor's Cup

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2020 Emperor's Cup
CountryJapan
Dates16 September 2020 – 1 January 2021
Teams52
Champions Kawasaki Frontale (1st title)
Runners-up Gamba Osaka
2019
2021

The 2020 Emperor's Cup (Emperor's Cup JFA 100th Japan Football Championship (Japanese: 天皇杯 JFA 第100回全日本サッカー選手権大会)) was the 100th edition of the annual Japanese national football cup tournament. The tournament, originally scheduled to begin on 23 May, was rescheduled to begin on 16 September and ended with the final on 1 January 2021 at the National Stadium. [1]

Contents

The number of teams was reduced to 50 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan, [2] and subsequently changed to 52 teams. [3] Both the champions of the 2020 J2 League and the 2020 J3 League entered at the quarter-finals. The top two teams from the 2020 J1 League entered at the semi-finals.

The defending champions were Vissel Kobe but they were unable to defend the title as they failed to qualify through the top two of the 2020 J1 League.

The J1 League champions Kawasaki Frontale completed the double by beating the league's runners-up Gamba Osaka in the final, earning their first Emperor's Cup title.

Calendar

The revised schedule was announced on 18 June 2020. [3]

RoundDateMatchesClubsNew entries this round
First Round 16 September1632 → 16
Second Round 23–30 September1616+15+1 → 16
Third Round 28 October – 11 November816 → 8
Fourth Round 13 December48 → 4
Fifth Round 20 December24 → 2
Quarter-finals 23 December22+2 → 2
Semi-finals 27 December22+2 → 2
Final 1 January 202112 → 1

Regional allocation

JFA decided that 48 amateur teams would be split into 8 regions, and each region would be represented by 1 team in the Fourth Round. 8 regions were based on 9 regional football associations in Japan (Hokkaido & Tohoku would be merged into a single region).

Participating clubs

52 clubs will compete in the tournament.

2020 J1 League
top two clubs
2020 J2 League ,
2020 J3 League
champions clubs
Amateur Best Team47 prefectural tournament winners

Bracket

Source:Tournament table (Official website in Japanese)

Hokkaido & Tohoku Regions

  First Round    Second Round    Third Round
              
  Sony Sendai FC 3  
  Saruta Kōgyō S.C.  [ ja ]0  
     Fuji University 3 
       Sony Sendai FC 2  
        
    Fuji University 1
  Iwaki FC 4        ReinMeer Aomori 2
 Oyama Soccer Club0       
     Iwaki FC 0  
     ReinMeer Aomori 3 
  ReinMeer Aomori 2  
  Sapporo University 1 

Kantō Region

First Round Second Round Third Round
         
University of Tsukuba 2
Tokyo International University 0
University of Tsukuba 4
Toin University of Yokohama 3
Toin University of Yokohama 4
Yamanashi Gakuin University 2
University of Tsukuba 3
Tokyo Musashino City FC 2
Tonan Maebashi 2
Vonds Ichihara 3
Vonds Ichihara 2
Tokyo Musashino City FC 3
Tokyo Musashino City FC (p) 3 (5)
Tochigi City FC 3 (4)

Hokushinetsu Region

First Round Second Round Third Round
Fukui United FC 2
Kanazawa Seiryo University 1 Toyama Shinjo Club 1
Toyama Shinjo Club 2 Fukui United FC 2
Niigata University of Health and Welfare 0
Niigata University of Health and Welfare 3
Artista Asama 0

Tōkai Region

First Round Second Round Third Round
Nagara Club  [ ja ]0
FC Maruyasu Okazaki 3 FC Maruyasu Okazaki 4
Suzuka Point Getters 2 FC Maruyasu Okazaki 0
Honda FC 1
Honda FC 2
Tokoha University 1

Kansai Region

First Round Second Round Third Round
Arterivo Wakayama 1
Cento Cuore Harima 1 (2) MIO Biwako Shiga 0
MIO Biwako Shiga (p) 1 (4) Arterivo Wakayama 3
FC Tiamo Hirakata 2
FC Tiamo Hirakata 1
Ococias Kyoto AC 0 Nara Club 0
Nara Club 1

Chūgoku Region

First Round Second Round Third Round
Mitsubishi Mizushima FC (a.e.t.) 1
Yonago Genki SC  [ ja ]0 Matsue City FC 0
Matsue City FC 5 Mitsubishi Mizushima FC 0
Fukuyama City FC  [ ja ]2
Fukuyama City FC  [ ja ]1
FC Baleine Shimonoseki  [ ja ]0

Shikoku Region

Second Round Third Round
      
Kochi United SC 2
Takamatsu University 1
Kochi United SC 2
FC Tokushima  [ ja ]1
FC Tokushima  [ ja ]5
Matsuyama University 0

Kyushu Region

First Round Second Round Third Round
         
Kumamoto Teachers SC  [ ja ]0 (1)
Fukuoka University (p) 0 (3)
Fukuoka University 1
National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya 4
National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya 1
Okinawa SV 0
National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya 1
Verspah Oita 2
EV Internacional 0
MD Nagasaki  [ ja ]4
MD Nagasaki  [ ja ]0
Verspah Oita 2
Verspah Oita (p) 2 (5)
Tegevajaro Miyazaki 2 (4)

Fourth & Fifth Round

  Fourth Round
13 December
Fifth Round
20 December
         
  Fukui United FC (a.e.t.)2 
  ReinMeer Aomori 1 
   Fukui United FC 0
   Fukuyama City FC  [ ja ]3
  Fukuyama City FC  [ ja ]2
  Arterivo Wakayama 1 
  Verspah Oita 0 
  Honda FC 1 
   Honda FC 2
  University of Tsukuba1
 University of Tsukuba3
  Kochi United SC 2 

Finals

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
J1 Kawasaki Frontale 2
J3 Blaublitz Akita 3J3 Blaublitz Akita 0
FR Fukuyama City FC  [ ja ]1 J1 Kawasaki Frontale 1
J1 Gamba Osaka 0
J1 Gamba Osaka 2
J2 Tokushima Vortis 3J2 Tokushima Vortis 0
FR Honda FC 0

First Round

The draw for the first through third rounds was conducted on 29 July 2020. [4]

Hokkaido & Tohoku Regions

16 September 2020 Sony Sendai FC 3–0 Saruta Kogyo Soccer Club  [ ja ] Yurtec Stadium Sendai, Sendai
Attendance: 203
Referee: Tomokazu Sato
16 September 2020 Iwaki FC 4–0Oyama Soccer Club J-Village Stadium, Fukushima
Attendance: 0
Referee: Takeshi Tsukahara
16 September 2020 ReinMeer Aomori 2–1 Sapporo University Soccer Club  [ ja ] Prifoods Stadium, Hachinohe
Attendance: 130
Referee: Kentaro Uematsu

Kantō Region

Hokushinetsu Region

Tōkai Region

16 September 2020 FC Maruyasu Okazaki 3–2 Suzuka Point Getters Paloma Mizuho Stadium, Nagoya
Attendance: 448
Referee: Takuya Ujihara

Kansai Region

16 September 2020Cento Cuore Harima1–1 (a.e.t.)
(2–4 p)
MIO Biwako Shiga

Chūgoku Region

16 September 2020 Yonago Genki SC  [ ja ]0–5 Matsue City FC

Kyushu Region

16 September 2020EV Internacional0–4 MD Nagasaki  [ ja ]
  • Natsuki Nakano Soccerball shade.svg 7'
  • Ryutaro Omote Soccerball shade.svg 17'
  • Ren Mizugashira Soccerball shade.svg 49'
  • Hiroyuki Fukamachi Soccerball shade.svg 77'

Second Round

Source:Fixtures/Results (Official website in Japanese)

Hokkaido & Tohoku Regions

23 September 2020 Fuji University 3–2Sony Sendai FC
23 September 2020Iwaki FC0–3 ReinMeer Aomori

Kantō Region

23 September 2020 University of Tsukuba 4–3Toin University of Yokohama
23 September 2020Vonds Ichihara2–3 (a.e.t.) Tokyo Musashino City FC

Hokushinetsu Region

23 September 2020 Fukui United FC 2–1 (a.e.t.)Toyama Shinjo Club

Tōkai Region

23 September 2020 Nagara Club  [ ja ]0–4 FC Maruyasu Okazaki

Kansai Region

23 September 2020 Arterivo Wakayama 1–0MIO Biwako Shiga
23 September 2020 FC Tiamo Hirakata 1–0Nara Club

Chūgoku Region

30 September 2020 Fukuyama City FC  [ ja ]1–0 FC Baleine Shimonoseki  [ ja ]
23 September 2020 Mitsubishi Mizushima FC 1–0 (a.e.t.)Matsue City FC

Shikoku Region

Kyushu Region

23 September 2020Fukuoka University1–4 (a.e.t.)National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya
23 September 2020MD Nagasaki0–2 Verspah Oita

Third Round

Hokkaido & Tohoku Regions

28 October 2020Fuji University1–2 ReinMeer Aomori Yurtec Stadium Sendai

Kantō Region

28 October 2020 University of Tsukuba 3–2 Tokyo Musashino City FC Mito Stadium

Hokushinetsu Region

Tōkai Region

Kansai Region

Chūgoku Region

Shikoku Region

11 November 2020 Kochi United SC 2–1 FC Tokushima Marugame Stadium

Kyushu Region

Fourth Round

13 December 2020 Fukui United FC 2–1 (a.e.t.) ReinMeer Aomori Technoport Fukui Stadium
13:00Own-goal Soccerball shade.svg 3'
Ishizuka Soccerball shade.svg 107'
Shindo Soccerball shade.svg 47'Attendance: 344
Referee: R. Yamaoka
13 December 2020 Fukuyama City FC 2–1 Arterivo Wakayama Hiroshima Park First Football Stadium
14:00
Hayashi Soccerball shade.svg 90'Attendance: 596
Referee: T. Kakinuma
13 December 2020 Verspah Oita 0–1 Honda FC Oita Athletic Stadium
13:00 Tomita Soccerball shade.svg 14'Attendance: 502
Referee: T. Yoshida
13 December 2020 University of Tsukuba 3–2 (a.e.t.) Kochi United SC Kashima Soccer Stadium
19:00Own-goal Soccerball shade.svg 50'
Mori Soccerball shade.svg 90+6'
Shoji Soccerball shade.svg 108'
Akahoshi Soccerball shade.svg 47', Soccerball shade.svg 70'Attendance: 552
Referee: H. Oka

Fifth Round

Venues for the fifth round through the semi-finals were announced on 10 December, depending on the teams advanced to the respective matches. [5]

20 December 2020 Fukui United FC 0–3 Fukuyama City FC Hiroshima
13:00
Stadium: Hiroshima Park First Football Stadium
Attendance: 391
Referee: R. Tanimoto
20 December 2020 Honda FC 2–1University of Tsukuba Fukuroi
18:00
Sera Soccerball shade.svg 22'Stadium: ECOPA Stadium
Attendance: 767
Referee: H. Shimizu

Quarter-finals

23 December 2020 Blaublitz Akita 3–1 Fukuyama City FC Sendai
19:00
Yoshii Soccerball shade.svg 41'Stadium: Yurtec Stadium Sendai
Attendance: 202
Referee: Y. Imamura
23 December 2020 Tokushima Vortis 3–0 Honda FC Kobe
19:00
Stadium: Noevir Stadium Kobe
Attendance: 576
Referee: K. Fukushima

Semi-finals

27 December 2020 Kawasaki Frontale 2–0 Blaublitz Akita Kawasaki
13:05
Stadium: Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium
Attendance: 9,772
Referee: Yudai Yamamoto
27 December 2020 Gamba Osaka 2–0 Tokushima Vortis Suita
16:00
Stadium: Panasonic Stadium Suita
Attendance: 7,055
Referee: Ryuji Sato

Final

Kawasaki Frontale 1–0 Gamba Osaka
Mitoma Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Japan National Stadium , Shinjuku, Tokyo
Attendance: 13,318
Referee: Hiroyuki Kimura

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