Friday, 17 July 2009

Emperor's Cup Schedule Announced

The JFA have released the Emperor's Cup schedule for 2009, meaning that the Squirrels now have a clear idea of their route through the competition. This year the J-League teams enter the tournament at the Second Round stage, Ardija being scheduled to meet the representatives from either Akita or Miyazaki prefectures in a match to be staged in Akita. If Omiya can win that tie, their likely opposition in the next round will be J2 promotion challengers Vegalta Sendai. Full details of the Squirrels' draw, including their most likely opponents in the later stages, are as follows:

19 Sep - First Round in Akita: [Akita team] - [Miyazaki team]
11 Oct - Second Round in Akita: [Akita team] / [Miyazaki team]
31 Oct - Third Round in Omiya: Vegalta Sendai
15 Nov - Fourth Round in Oita: FC Tokyo
12 Dec - Fifth Round: Marinos / Kawasaki
29 Dec - Semi-Final
01 Jan - Final



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