FSFA Cup 2007
FootySimulator - FSFA Cup 2007

The FootySimulator FA Cup 2007 is a virtual tournament run on a knockout basis. Features of the tournament are as follows :

  • Pure knockout format. All fixtures are played on a best of 1 basis. A team is eliminated from the competition by a single defeat.

  • Traditional FA Cup rules. Matches last 90 minutes and take place on the ground of the team drawn first. If a game ends in a draw, a replay takes place on the ground of the team drawn second. If the scores in the replay are level, 30 minutes extra time is played. If the scores are still level, a second replay takes place on a neutral ground. Extra time will be played if necessary. If scores are still level after this, a third replay will be played on a neutral ground. And so on until a winner is determined. Semi finals and final will take place on a neutral ground and will go into extra time in the first match.

  • Seedings. The top 20 teams in the end of year FootySimulator rankings are exempt until Round 2. All other teams enter the tournament in Round 1.

  • Open Draw. Any team may draw any other team regardless of seeding, geographical location or political issues.

  • The teams. 235 teams are taking part in the FSFA Cup 2007. These comprise the 212 teams with an official FootySimulator ranking. These are the teams that are affiliated to FIFA or a FIFA-recognized confederation. There are also 23 non-league teams drawn from three sources. i) Provisional FIFA teams who have not yet played a competitive match (e.g. Montenegro). ii) Teams from the NF-Board - countries or nations that have not been admitted to FIFA (e.g. Greenland) iii) Teams from the Island Games. Distinct geographical entities that do not have FIFA representation (e.g. Jersey).

  • The Format. Round 2 consists of 128 teams and from this point the competition is a straight knock-out. To get from 235 to 128, round 1 consists of 108 ties. The top 20 ranked teams are exempt. In addition, one lucky team will receive a bye. This is determined by a random draw.