Japan Emperor's Cup
About Japan Emperor's Cup
The participating teams of The Emperor of Japan Cup are all Japan Football Association member teams (J1 League, J2 League and amateur teams). The competition is divided into 7 rounds. From the second round, teams in The J1 and J2 leagues will compete in the knockout round with one match against the other. If a draw is made in the 90 minutes and overtime is played, the result will be decided on penalties.The final was played in the middle of the pitch, with a draw in the 90th minute and extra time until penalties were taken to determine the winner.The champion of the Emperor Cup qualifies for the AfC Champions League next season.