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Participation:

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40 teams participate in the competition from Category 1-3 Academy teams.

Players born on or after 1 January 1995 are eligible for participation.



Qualifying Round:

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10 teams are drawn into 5 pairs.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Hosting is determined by the draw.


Qualification for the Group stage:

the 4 Qualifying Round winners: qualify for the Group stage.




Group stage:

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Format:

32 teams are distributed into 8 groups (Groups A-H) of 4 teams each.

Each team plays the others from its own group twice - home and away - for a total of 6 games each, over 6 game weeks.


Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.


Table order:

1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored; 4. points in head-to-head matches; 5. fairplay ranking; 6. draw.


Qualification for the Knockout stage:

1-2 place of each group: qualify for the Knockout stage




Knockout stage:

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Format:

16 teams from the Group stage contest the Premier League Cup winner in a knockout format.


8th Finals:

16 teams are drawn into 8 pairs.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Hosting is determined by the draw.



Quarter-finals:

8 teams are drawn into 4 pairs.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Hosting is determined by the draw.



Semi-finals:

4 teams are drawn into 2 pairs.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Hosting is determined by the draw.



Final:

The two Semi-finals winners meet each other with the winner becoming Premier League Cup winner.

Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Hosting is determined by draw.

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