2021 Finnish Cup
Country Finland
Teams24
ChampionsKuPS
Runners-upHJK Helsinki
Matches played42
Goals scored121 (2.88 per match)
2020
2022 →

The 2021 Finnish Cup is the 66th season of the Finnish Cup football competition.[1][2]

Until the 2017–2018 season, the tournament was held in the autumn-spring schedule from July to September of the following year. The introduction of this new format of the contest meant that the League Cup was suspended.

The winner of the Finnish Cup qualifies for the 2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League.[3]

Teams

Round Dates Clubs
involved
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Leagues entering this round
First round (Group stage) 6 – 28 February 2021 24 - 24 Veikkausliiga (12), Ykkönen (12).
Play-off Round 6 – 28 March 2021 10 8 2 Kakkonen (2)
Quarter-finals 20 March –
3 April 2021
8 3 (group stage)
5 (play off)
Semi-finals 10 April 2021 4 4
Finals 8 May 2021 2 2

Group Stage

The teams participating in the Group Stage were the teams of Veikkausliiga and Ykkönen. The group stage was played in February 2021 with teams divided into 6 divisional groups, three groups with Veikkausliiga and three groups with Ykkönen teams. The winners of the Veikkausliiga groups qualify for the quarter-finals, the second teams of these groups will play the playoffs. The winners and the best 2 runners up of the Ykkönen groups qualify for the playoffs.[4]

Veikkausliiga – Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
HJK 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6 7 Quarter-finals
HIFK 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6 Play-off
FC Lahti 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
KTP 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0
Source: [1]


Veikkausliiga – Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
Inter Turku 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9 Quarter-finals
Honka 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4 Play-off
FC Haka 3 1 0 2 3 2 +1 3
IFK Mariehamn 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
Source: [2]


Veikkausliiga – Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
KuPS 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9 Quarter-finals
SJK 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6 Play-off
AC Oulu 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
FC Ilves 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0
Source: [3]


Ykkönen – Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
Gnistan 3 2 1 0 10 2 +8 7 Play-off
MP 3 1 1 1 7 5 +2 4
Klubi 04 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
JIPPO 3 1 0 2 1 8 −7 3
Source: [4]


Ykkönen – Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
PK-35 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 7 Play-off
Ekenäs IF 3 2 0 1 2 2 0 6
TPS Turku 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
MuSa 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
Source: [5]


Ykkönen – Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
VPS 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7 Play-off
RoPS 3 2 0 1 4 5 −1 6
FF Jaro 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
KPV 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
Source: [6]


Play-off Round

In the playoff round, 2 teams from Kakkonen (PEPO and SJK Akatemia), wil enter the tournament.

6 March 2021 SJK Akatemia (3)0–3 SJK (1) Wallsport Areena, Seinäjoki
14:30 Report
13 March 2021 VPS (2)0–4 Honka (1) Elisa Stadion, Vaasa
13:00 Report
13 March 2021 PEPO (3)0–3 PK-35 (2) Amiksen tekonurmi, Lappeenranta
14:30 Report
13 March 2021 Gnistan (2) 3–2 AETEIF (2)Mustapekka, Helsinki
17:00 Report
28 March 2021 RoPS (2)0-1 HIFK (1) Rovaniemen Keskuskenttä, Rovaniemi
17:00 Report

Quarter-finals

20 March 2021 KuPS (1) 5-0Gnistan (2)Savon Sanomat Areena, Kuopio
13:00 Report
3 April 2021 Honka (1) 1-0 AETPK-35 (2)Tapiolan Urheilupuisto, Espoo
14:00 Report
3 April 2021 HIFK (1)0-3 HJK (1) Veritas Stadion, Turku
16:00 Report
3 April 2021 Inter Turku (1) 1-0 AETSJK (1)Bolt Arena, Helsinki
16:00 Report

Semi-finals

10 April 2021 KuPS (1) 2-1Honka (1)Savon Sanomat Areena, Kuopio
14:00 Report
10 April 2021 HJK (1) 4-0Inter Turku (1)Bolt Arena, Helsinki
16:00 Report

Final

HJK (1)0-0
(4-5 after penalties)
KuPS (1)
Report

References

  1. ^ "Soccerway". Soccerway.com. 2021-02-06. Retrieved 2021-02-06.
  2. ^ https://www.palloliitto.fi/ottelut-ja-sarjat/suomen-cup/ottelut
  3. ^ "uefa europa league". uefa.com. Retrieved 2019-04-14.
  4. ^ "Suomen Cup 2021 - Soccer, Finland: Live Scores, Standings - Soccerstand.com". soccerstand.com. Retrieved 2021-02-06.