2016 Emperor's Cup

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2016 Emperor's Cup
Country  Japan
Dates 27 August 2016 – 1 January 2017
Teams 88
Champions Kashima Antlers (5th title)
Runners-up Kawasaki Frontale
Matches played 87
Goals scored 305 (3.51 per match)
2015
2017

The 96th Emperor's Cup (第96回天皇杯全日本サッカー選手権大会) was the 2016 edition of the annual Japanese national cup tournament, which was held from 27 August 2016 to its final on 1 January 2017.[1]

Kashima Antlers won their fifth title after a 2–1 defeat of Kawasaki Frontale in the final after extra time.

Kashima Antlers would have qualified for the group stage of the 2017 AFC Champions League as the winner, but as they had already earned a spot by winning the 2016 J1 League, Kawasaki Frontale achieved it by way of finishing third in the 2016 J1 League.

Calendar[edit]

Round Date Matches Clubs New entries this round
First Round 27, 28 August 36 47+1+2+22 → 36
  • 47 prefectural cup winners
  • 1 2015 University championship winner
  • 22 J2 clubs
  • 2 second-placed team and playoff winners from the 2015 J2
Second Round 3, 7 September 24 36+12 → 24
Third Round 22 September 12 24 → 12
Fourth Round 9, 12 November 8 12+4 → 8
Quarter-finals 24 December 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals 29 December 2 4 → 2
Final 1 January 2017 1 2 → 1

Participating clubs[edit]

88 clubs competed in the tournament. Eleven clubs placed 5th through 15th from the 2015 J1 League and the 2015 J2 League champions received a bye to the second round of the tournament; 2016 AFC Champions League participants entered in the fourth round. The remaining teams entered in the first round.

2016 J1 League
all clubs
2016 J2 League
all clubs
2015 University championships
champion
47 prefectural tournament winners

Schedule and results[edit]

The matches for the first three rounds were published on 27 June 2016.[2]

First Round[edit]

All times given in UTC+09:00

Second Round[edit]

Third Round[edit]

Fourth Round[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "大会・試合" (in Japanese). Japan Football Association. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  2. ^ "第96回天皇杯全日本サッカー選手権大会 1-3回戦組合せ" (PDF). Japan Football Association. 2016-06-27. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
  3. ^ http://www.jleague.jp/news/article/8089/

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