The FSFA Vase is a virtual international football tournament for 'non-league' countries that are not affiliated to FIFA or any of the six continental confederations. The competition features teams from the Island Games, the various alternative world cups and a couple of other sides that have appeared in neither but do appear in certain international competitions.
The FSFA Cup also serves as a qualifying tournament for the FSFA Cup which we have been running since 2007. The 16 teams that progress to the Round 3 or beyond will qualify automatically for the 1st Round of the FSFA Cup 2019.
Format. All games are best of 1 and will be have a home team where this is possible. In reality most games, particularly in the early rounds will be staged at neutral venues. As the FSFA Vase entry list has expanded to a record 68 teams, there will be 4 Preliminary Round ties featuring the 8 lowest ranked entrants. After that the competition is straight knockout without seeding advantage.
Format of the ties. Home and away where possible. Should a game be drawn after 90 minutes, the game will proceed to a replay which can feature extra time. If a game is still drawn after a replay, there shall be a second replay, with extra time if necessary, at a neutral ground.
Changes for 2019. The expanded entry list means there is a Preliminary Round, otherwise the format is the same as for 2018. The competition is a straight knockout with no byes and no seeding. Due to some format changes to the FSFA Cup, 16 teams rather than 8, will progress to the main competition.
Debutants.Cascadia, Ellan Vannin, Kabylia, Matabeleland, Corsica