FFA Cup Draw 2015: Round of 32 draw information including all the teams in the tournament
THE draw for the FFA Cup Round of 32 is on Wednesday afternoon and before it kicks off, here’s what you need to know about the format and, most importantly, who is vying for the trophy.
The FFA Cup draw — broadcast live on Fox Sports News 500 and streamed live on www.foxsports.com.au from 4pm (EST) Wednesday July 1 — will mark the official start to the competition after the final clubs booked their spots on Sunday.
HOW THE FFA CUP WILL WORK
The 32 teams include all 10 A-League clubs, the inaugural PS4 National Premier League champions, MetroStars, and 21 other Member Federation teams. The 21 Member Federation teams are as follows:
— Balmain Tigers (NSW)
— Blacktown City (NSW)
— Brisbane Strikers (QLD)
— Broadmeadow Magic (Northern NSW)
— Croydon Kings (SA)
— Darwin Olympic (NT)
— Edgeworth FC (Northern NSW)
— Far North Queensland Heat (QLD)
— Gungahlin United (ACT)
— Heidelberg United (VIC)
— Hume City (VIC)
— Lions FC (QLD)
— Oakleigh Cannons (VIC)
— Palm Beach Sharks (QLD)
— Perth SC (WA)
— Rockdale City Suns (NSW)
— Sorrento FC (WA)
— South Hobart (TAS)
— South Melbourne (VIC)
— Sydney Olympic (NSW)
— Sydney United (NSW)
These teams will be broken up into three pots.
Pot A: In the first pot are the four A-League semi-finalists Adelaide United, Melbourne City, Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC. These teams will be drawn last, guaranteed a match against the remaining Member Federation sides, who will host the match.
Pot B: The remaining six A-League clubs will make up Pot B. They will be the first teams to know their fate, playing off against each other. The first name drawn out from the tie will be the home team.
Pot C: This pot contains all other teams — MetroStars and the 21 other Member Federation teams. 18 of these 22 names will be drawn out one at a time, with the first side drawn the home team.
The last four clubs left in the pot will get games against A-League clubs from Pot A.
This draw process will ensure at least one Member Federation team will make it to the semi-final stage of the competition.
KEY DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Round of 32 Draw: 4pm, Wednesday 1 July — live on Fox Sports News andwww.foxsports.com.au
Round of 32: four match days (Tuesday and/or Wednesday nights) from 28 July to 12 August with four games per night. Fox Sports will have full live coverage of one game per match day as well as single camera coverage from the other 12 games.
Round of 16: two match days (Tuesday and/or Wednesday nights) from 25 August to 2 September with four games per night. Fox Sports will have full live coverage of two games as well as single camera coverage of the other six games.
Quarter-finals: two match days (Tuesday and/or Wednesday nights) from 22 September to 30 September with two matches per night. Fox Sports will show two games live in full as well as having updates and live crosses to the other two quarter-finals.
Semi-finals: two match days (Tuesday and/or Wednesday nights) from 20 October to 28 October with one match per night. Fox Sports will show both semi-finals live and in full.
FFA Cup Final: Saturday 7 November. The final will be broadcast live by Fox Sports.