FSFA Vase 2020
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FSFA Vase 2020

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 Vase also serves as a qualifying tournament for the FSFA Cup which we have been running since 2007. The 8 teams that progress to the Quarter-Finals or beyond will qualify automatically for the 1st Round of the FSFA Cup 2020. The 8 teams that are eliminated in the 3rd Round will qualify for the final Preliminary Round of the FSFA Cup 2020.

Format. All games are best of 1 and will be have a home team where this is possible. In reality many games, particularly in the early rounds will be staged at neutral venues. As the FSFA Vase entry list has expanded to a record 83 teams, there will be 19 Preliminary Round ties featuring the 38 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 2020. The expanded entry list means the Preliminary Round has been greatly expanded, otherwise the format is the same as for 2019. The competition is a straight knockout with no byes and no seeding. Due to some format changes to the FSFA Cup, 16 teams will progress to the main competition.

Debutants.Brittany, Galicia, Sardinia, Luhansk, Chameria, Donetsk, Yorkshire, Parishes of Jersey, Kernow