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Season


Participation:

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78 teams participate in the competition:

- all 10 Erovnuli Liga teams;

- all 10 Erovnuli Liga 2 teams;

- all 20 Liga 3 teams;

- 38 lower level teams.



The 10 Erovnuli Liga teams enter the competition directly at the 16th Finals.





Knockout stage:

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1st Round:

68 teams, 60 of them are drawn into 30 pairs, with the remaining 8 teams receiving a bye into the 16th Finals.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Hosting is determined by the draw.



2nd Round:

38 teams from the 1st Round, 32 of them are drawn into 16 pairs, with the remaining 6 teams receiving a bye into the 1/16th Finals.

30 teams from the 1st Round and the 2 teams that enter the competition at this stage are drawn into 16 pairs.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Hosting is determined by the draw.



16th Finals:

22 teams from the 3rd Round and the 10 teams that enter the competition at this stage are drawn into 16 pairs.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Hosting is determined by the draw.



8th Finals:

16 teams are drawn into 8 pairs.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Hosting is determined by the draw.



Quarter-finals:

8 teams are drawn into 4 pairs.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Hosting is determined by the draw.



Semi-finals:

4 teams are drawn into 2 pairs.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Hosting is determined by the draw.



Final:

The two Semi-finals winners meet each other with the winner becoming David Kipiani Cup winner.

Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The match is played at a neutral venue.



Qualification for UEFA competitions:

winner: UEFA Europa League

* - if the David Kipiani Cup winner qualifies for the UEFA Champions League, then no team from the David Kipiani Cup qualifies. The best placed Umaglesi Liga team, not otherwise qualified for the UEFA Europa League, earns the spot instead.