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The 98th Emperor’s Cup
The 98th Emperor’s Cup
26 May 2018 - 24 December 2018

Information

Tournament Name

Emperor's Cup JFA 98th Japan Football Championship

Host Organisation

Japan Football Association (JFA)
Japan Professional Football League (J.League)

Co-Organizer

NHK / Kyodo News
*Additionally for games of first round to quarter-finals, it will be cosponsored by News Paper company who is member of Kyodo News located in the prefecture of the game venue.

Host Association

Prefectural Football Associations

Official Sponsor

JFA Youth & Development Official Partner

NIKE Japan Corp.

JFA Youth & Development Official Supporter

TOYOTA Motor Corporation , NICHIBAN CO., LTD. , Meiji Co., Ltd.

JFA Youth & Development Official Provider

Molten Corporation

Tournament Regulation

Knock-out system (Entry of 88 teams)

Entry Clubs

J1 18 Clubs, J2 22 Clubs, 1 Seeded amateur team (Ryutsu Keizai University), 47 teams representing prefecture

Schedule

[First Round]
Sat. 26 May, Sun. 27 May ・Seeded teams and Prefectural representative teams

[Second Round]
Wed. 6 June ・Participating teams include teams from the J.League Division 1 and Division 2

[Third Round]
Wed. 11 July

[Round 16 (Fourth Round)]
Wed. 22 August

[Quarter-Finals]
Wed. 24 October, Wed. 21 November

[Semi-Finals]
Wed. 5 December Sun. 16 December

[Final]
Sun. 9 December Mon. 24 December

Prize Money

Champion: 150,000,000 yen (excluding tax)
Runnrer-up: 50,000,000 yen (excluding tax)
Third-place: 20,000,000 yen (excluding tax) *per club

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