Korean FA Cup to kick off on May 9: Reports


Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday that the Korean FA Cup will kick-off on May 9, a day after the top-flight K League begins it’s 2020 season which was halted due to COVID -19 pandemic.

The agency quoted the Korean Football Association (KFA) as saying that initially the tournament planned to begin on March 14, will hold without watchers in attendance durixng the early rounds.

The first round will feature 32 semi-pro and amateur clubs from the lower divisions. The 16 winners will meet six more teams from the K3 League and 10 clubs from the K-League 2 in the second round from June 6.

The quarter finals are scheduled for July 29 and the semifinals will be held in Oct 28 while due to coronavirus outbreak, the date of the two legger will be decided later, the report said.

Adding that fixtures could change depending on the situation, which has infected more than 10,000 and killed nearly 250 people in the country. Mostly in Asia and Europe, 10 overseas broadcasters had bought rights for the tournament, the league said in a statement on Monday.


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