Cup draw done for season 20/21 opening round

Eventually all is known about the new season in the Macedonian Cup as the draw for the Round of 32 took place today at FFM’s headquarters.

photo by FFM: a previous draw

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Only 28 teams applied to enter the Cup, so the first round had to go through with 4 less than usual. FFM seized the occasion to give some kind of recognition to the four semifinalist of last season who never got the chance to finish the battle for the trophy. Akademija Pandev, Bregalnica, Shkendija and Struga will jump the opening round and will start from the next. We wonder why FFM never tried to finish the Cup now, after the football got back on track. Three matches are in question: two semis and a final. Could have been done. This way Macedonian lost one entire Cup season, season without a winner.

All 12 top flight teams will participated along with 8 second league East and 7 second league West teams. Osogovo and Plachkovica from the east and Drita, Kadino and Korabi from the West did not applied. Only 1 third league aside will participate, the oldest active Macedonian club of Ljuboten.

Round of 32 matches:

Kit-Go (2) vs. Skopje (2)
Pobeda (2) vs. Makedonija GjP (1)
Ljuboten (3) vs. Pelsiter (1)
Sloga 1934 (2) vs. Shkupi (1)
Vardari (2) vs. Vardar (1)
Veleshta (2) vs. Kozhuf (2)
Rosoman 83 (2) vs. Belasica (1)
Ohrid (2) vs. Renova (1)
Teteks (2) vs. Sileks (1)
Sasa (2) vs. Borec (1)
Gostivar (2) vs. Tikvesh (2)
Vlazrimi 77 (2) vs. Rabotnichki (1)

The games will be played of the 23rd of this month with a kick-off at 15:30 CET.

The format will have small changes this season. Due to the thick calendar, all rounds will feature only one leg up to the final which will be played on May 19 2021.

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