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The 2013–14 Scottish League Cup was the 68th season of Scotland's second-most prestigious football knockout competition.

2013–14 Scottish League Cup
Country Scotland
Dates3 August 2013 - 16 March 2014
Teams42
ChampionsAberdeen
Runners-upInverness CT

Contents

FormatEdit

The competition is a single elimination knock-out competition. In each round, fixtures are determined by random draw, with the first to third rounds seeded according to last season's league positions (higher 50% of finishers drawn v lower 50% of finishers, alternating which is at home with each tie drawn).

Fixtures are played to a finish, with extra time and then penalties used in the event of draws. The competition is open to all clubs in the Scottish Professional Football League. Clubs involved in European competitions are given a bye to the third round in order to avoid congestion of fixtures.

  • First round: All 30 sides from the previous season's Scottish Football League enter including Partick Thistle.[1]
  • Second round: The 15 winners of the first round are joined by last season's seven lowest placed teams in the SPL not in European competition, including relegated Dundee.[1]
  • Third round: The 11 winners of the second round are joined by the four SPL sides participating in European competition (Celtic, Motherwell, St Johnstone & Hibernian) and the highest placed SPL finisher not in European competition (Inverness Caledonian Thistle).[1]
  • Quarter-finals: The 8 winners of the third round play.[1]
  • Semi-finals: The 4 winners of the quarter-finals play.[1]
  • Final: The 2 winners of the semi-finals play.[1]

ScheduleEdit

  • First round: Saturday 3 & Tuesday 6 August 2013[2]
  • Second round: Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 August 2013[2]
  • Third round: Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 September 2013[2]
  • Quarter-finals: Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30 October 2013[2]
  • Semi-finals: Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 February 2014[2]
  • Final: Sunday 16 March 2014[2]

Fixtures & ResultsEdit

First roundEdit

The first round draw was conducted at Hampden Park on Friday 12 July 2013 at 2:30pm.[2]

Second roundEdit

The second round draw was conducted at Hampden Park on Wednesday 7 August 2013 at 2:30pm.[3]

Third roundEdit

The third round draw was conducted at Easter Road Stadium on Thursday 29 August 2013 at 11:30am.[4]

Quarter-finalsEdit

The quarter-final draw was conducted at Hampden Park on Thursday 26 September 2013 at 3:00pm.[5]

Semi-finalsEdit

The semi-final draw was conducted at Hampden Park on Thursday 31 October 2013 at 3:00pm.[6]

FinalEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Format". Archived from the original on 21 September 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Scottish League Cup First Round Draw
  3. ^ Scottish League Cup Second Round Draw
  4. ^ Scottish League Cup Third Round Draw
  5. ^ Scottish League Cup Quarter-Final Draw
  6. ^ Scottish League Cup Semi-Final Draw

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