Emperor's Cup soccer eases schedule with new coronavirus response March 14 20:33

The Japan Football Association has changed the first round of the J1 team from the second round to the fourth round at the Emperor's Cup and the All-Japan Championship in light of the fact that the official game of the J-League has been suspended due to the spread of the new coronavirus. So I decided to cooperate to ease the schedule throughout the season.

Due to the spread of the new coronavirus, the J-League, which decided to postpone the official game this month, is expected to be overcrowded this season due to the suspension of the Tokyo Olympics in the future. You.

Under these circumstances, the Japan Football Association held a board meeting on March 14 to change the tournament format for the Emperor's Cup this season and decide to cooperate to ease the schedule throughout the season.

Specifically, of the teams of J1 and J2, where the first round was the second round, 18 teams of the J1 participated in the fourth round, and 10 teams of J2, which performed well last season, entered the third round. Is to change to

At the beginning, it was possible to incorporate J1 and J2 matches that were postponed to the day the Emperor's Cup match was scheduled.

The first round of the Emperor's Cup will begin on May 23 and 24, and the finals will be held on the first day of next year.