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Participation:
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128 teams participate in the competition:
- all 16 Eliteserien teams;
- all 16 1. Division teams;
- all 25 non-II 2. Division teams;
- 71 qualifiers.


Knockout stage:
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1st Round:
128 teams are distributed into 64 pairs.
Distribution of pairs is determined by the Association board of the NFF, based on regional and economic basis.
Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.
Hosting is determined by the Association Board of the NFF, with Eliteserien and 1. Division teams playing away from home, "unless geographical, technical or economic reasons dictate otherwise".

2nd Round:
64 tams are distributed into 32 pairs.
Distribution of pairs is determined by the Association board of the NFF, based on regional and economic basis.
Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.
Hosting is determined by the Association Board of the NFF, with Eliteserien teams playing away from home, "unless geographical, technical or economic reasons dictate otherwise".

3rd Round:
32 teams are distributed into 16 pairs.
Distribution of pairs is determined by the Association board of the NFF, based on regional and economic basis.
Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.
Hosting is determined by the Association Board of the NFF.

4th: Round:
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 Association Board of the NFF.

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 Association Board of the NFF.

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 NM Cupen winner.
Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.
The match is played at a neutral venue, at the Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo.

Qualification for UEFA competitions:
winner: UEFA Europa League
* - if the NM Cupen winner qualifies for the UEFA Champions League, then no team from the NM Cupen qualifies. The best placed 2016 Eliteserien team, not otherwise qualified for the UEFA Europa League, earns the spot instead.