2015–16 Svenska Cupen

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2015–16 Svenska Cupen
Country  Sweden
Dates 9 June 2015 – 5 May 2016
Teams 112 (including qualifying)
96 (competition proper)
Champions BK Häcken
Runners-up Malmö FF
Matches played 116
Goals scored 424 (3.66 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Jo Inge Berget
Paulinho
(7 goals)[1]
All statistics correct as of 21 March 2015.

The 2015–16 Svenska Cupen will be the 60th season of Svenska Cupen and the fourth season with the current format. The winners of the competition will earn a place in the second qualifying round of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League.[2]

A total of 96 clubs will enter the competition.[2][3]

The final is scheduled to be played on 5 May 2016[4] and will be contested between Malmö FF and BK Häcken at Swedbank Stadion, Malmö.[5]

Teams

Round Clubs
remaining
Clubs
involved
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Leagues entering at this round
Qualifying Rounds 112 18 none 18 Division 1 (3 teams)
Division 2 (4 teams)
Division 3 (2 teams)
Division 4 (8 teams)
Division 5 (1 team)
Round 1 96 64 2 62 Division 1 (17 teams)
Division 2 (25 teams)
Division 3 (10 teams)
Division 4 (10 teams)
Round 2 64 64 32 32 Allsvenskan
Superettan
Group stage 32 32 32 none none
Quarter-finals 8 8 8 none none
Semi-finals 4 4 4 none none
Final 2 2 2 none none

Round and draw dates

The schedule of the competition is as follows.[2][3][4]

Phase Round Draw date and time Match date
Initial rounds Round 1 5 August 2015 (latest)
Round 2 7 August 2015[6] 19–20 August 2015
Group stage Matchday 1 26 November 2015, 12:00 CET[7] 20–21 February 2016
Matchday 2 27–28 September 2016
Matchday 3 5–6 March 2016
Knockout stage Quarter-finals 7 March 2016[8] 13 March 2016
Semi-finals 8 March 2016[9] 20 March 2016
Final 21 March 2016[9] 5 May 2016

Qualifying rounds

The only two associations of the Swedish District Football Associations that had a qualifying round were Dalarnas FF and Örebro Läns FF, with the teams from other districts being determined though district championships or by club ranking in 2014.

Round 1

64 teams from the third tier or lower of the Swedish league system will compete in this round. The round will be played between 9 June and 5 August 2015 with the majority of the fixtures played in early August.[2][10] The number in brackets indicates what tier of Swedish football each team competed in during the 2015 season.

Round 2

All teams from 2015 Allsvenskan and 2015 Superettan entered in this round, 32 teams in total, where they were joined by the 32 winners from round 1. The 32 teams from Allsvenskan and Superettan were seeded and played against the 32 winners from round 1, the matches was played at the home venues for the unseeded teams. The 16 northernmost seeded teams were drawn against the 16 northernmost unseeded teams and the same with the southernmost teams.[2]

The draw was made on 7 August 2015.[11] The second round will be played on 19 and 20 August 2015, but some matches may be moved to a later date depending on participation in 2015–16 UEFA Champions League and 2015–16 UEFA Europa League.[2][10] The number in brackets indicates what tier of Swedish football each team competed in during the 2015 season. Somaliska UF and Torstorps IF were the lowest-ranked teams in this round, competing in Division 4, the sixth tier of Swedish football.

Group stage

The 32 winners from round 2 will be divided into eight groups of four teams. The 16 highest ranked winners from the previous rounds will be seeded to the top two positions in each groups and the 16 remaining winners will be unseeded in the draw. The ranking of the 16 seeded teams was decided by league position in the 2015 season. All teams in the group stage play each other once, the highest ranked teams from the previous rounds and teams from tier three or lower have the right to play two home matches. The draw was held on 26 November 2015.[12] The group stage will begin on 20 February and concluded on 6 March 2016.[4]

All times listed below are in Central European Time (UTC+1).[nb 1]

Tie-breaking criteria and key

If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria will be applied to determine the rankings[2]

  1. Superior goal difference
  2. Higher number of goals scored
  3. Result between the teams in question
  4. Higher league position in the 2015 season

Group 1

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification IFKN JSIF ÖFK AFC
1 IFK Norrköping 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7 Advance to Knockout stage 1–1 4–0
2 Jönköpings Södra IF 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4 1–0 0–1
3 Östersunds FK 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3 3–0
4 AFC United 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 3 0–1
Source: Swedish Football Association
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head record; 5) Highest ranked team

Group 2

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification HBK IFKG IKF DEG
1 Halmstads BK 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6 Advance to Knockout stage 2–0 3–0
2 IFK Göteborg 3 1 2 0 5 2 +3 5 3–0 1–1
3 IK Frej 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2 1–1
4 Degerfors IF 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2 1–1
Source: Swedish Football Association
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head record; 5) Highest ranked team

Group 3

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification AIK FFF VAR TIF
1 AIK 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8 9 Advance to Knockout stage 2–1 2–1
2 Falkenbergs FF 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4 1–1
3 Varbergs BoIS 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4 1–0
4 Tenhults IF 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9 0 0–6 0–2
Source: Swedish Football Association
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head record; 5) Highest ranked team

Group 4

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification KFF IFE AFF IFKV
1 Kalmar FF 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4 9 Advance to Knockout stage 3–1 2–1
2 IF Elfsborg 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4 0–1 3–2
3 Assyriska FF 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3 1–0
4 IFK Värnamo 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1 3–3
Source: Swedish Football Association
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head record; 5) Highest ranked team

Group 5

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MFF IKS GIFS ÄFF
1 Malmö FF 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8 9 Advance to Knockout stage 2–1 4–0
2 IK Sirius 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4 1–1
3 GIF Sundsvall 3 1 0 2 1 5 −4 3 0–1 1–0
4 Ängelholms FF 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1 1–4
Source: Swedish Football Association
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head record; 5) Highest ranked team

Group 6

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification HAM SFC DIF LSK
1 Hammarby IF 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7 Advance to Knockout stage 0–0 4–2
2 Syrianska FC 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7 1–0
3 Djurgårdens IF 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3 1–3 2–1
4 Ljungskile SK 3 0 0 3 3 7 −4 0 0–1
Source: Swedish Football Association
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head record; 5) Highest ranked team

Group 7

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BKH FCT GIF BP
1 BK Häcken 3 2 1 0 10 2 +8 7 Advance to Knockout stage 4–0 0–0
2 FC Trollhättan 3 1 1 1 5 8 −3 4 2–6 2–1
3 Gefle IF 3 1 0 2 5 8 −3 3 4–2
4 IF Brommapojkarna 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2 2 1–1
Source: Swedish Football Association
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head record; 5) Highest ranked team

Group 8

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification HIF ÖSK BKF GAIS
1 Helsingborgs IF 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Advance to Knockout stage 1–1 3–1
2 Örebro SK 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5 3–1
3 BK Forward 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4 0–1 2–2
4 GAIS 3 0 0 3 3 11 −8 0 1–5
Source: Swedish Football Association
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head record; 5) Highest ranked team

Knockout stage

Qualified teams

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 3 AIK 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8 9 Seeded in Quarter-final draw
2 5 Malmö FF 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8 9
3 4 Kalmar FF 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4 9
4 7 BK Häcken 3 2 1 0 10 2 +8 7
5 1 IFK Norrköping 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7 Unseeded in Quarter-final draw
6 6 Hammarby IF 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7
7 8 Helsingborgs IF 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
8 2 Halmstads BK 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
Source: Group results
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Ranking in 2015 season

Bracket

 
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 
                   
 
13 March – Kalmar
 
 
Kalmar FF (aet; p) 0 (5)
 
19 March – Kalmar
 
Helsingborgs IF 0 (4)
 
Kalmar FF 2
 
13 March – Malmö
 
Malmö FF 3
 
Malmö FF 1
 
5 May – Malmö
 
IFK Norrköping 0
 
Malmö FF 2 (5)
 
15 March – Solna
 
BK Häcken (aet; p) 2 (6)
 
AIK 1 (2)
 
20 March – Stockholm
 
Hammarby IF (aet; p) 1 (4)
 
Hammarby IF 2
 
12 March – Gothenburg
 
BK Häcken 3
 
BK Häcken 1
 
 
Halmstads BK 0
 

Quarter-finals

The quarter-finals consists of the eight teams that won their respective group in the previous round and the four best group winners were seeded and drawn against the other four group winners, with the seeded teams entitled to play the match at their home venue.[2] Halmstads BK are the only team in the quarter-finals that will not play in the top tier, Allsvenskan, for the 2016 season as they will play in the second tier, Superettan.

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 7 March[13] and the quarter-final matches were played on 12, 13 and 15 March 2016.

Semi-finals

The semi-finals consist of the four winners from the quarter-finals. The draw will be a free draw and the first drawn team in each pairing play the match at their home venue.[2]

The draw for the semi-finals was held on 8 March[9] and the semi-final matches be played on 19 and 20 March 2016.

Final

The final will be played on 5 May 2016.[4] The home team was determined with a draw held on 21 March.[2][14]

Top scorers

As of 20 March 2016[1]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Norway Jo Inge Berget Malmö FF 7
Brazil Paulinho BK Häcken
3 Sweden Erik Björndahl BK Forward 5
4 Sweden Sebastian Andersson Djurgårdens IF 4
Sweden Alexander Jeremejeff BK Häcken
Sweden Nahom Girmai Netabay Kristianstads FF
Sweden Victor Sköld IFK Göteborg

Notes

  1. This is the time zone of Sweden during the winter when group stage is played.

References

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