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The 2015–16 Coupe de France was the 99th season of the most prestigious football cup competition of France. The competition was organised by the French Football Federation (FFF) and was opened to all clubs in French football, as well as clubs from the overseas departments and territories (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia (Hienghène Sport, winner of 2015 New Caledonia Cup), Tahiti (A.S. Pirae, winner of 2015 Tahiti Cup), Réunion, and Saint Martin).

2015–16 Coupe de France
Coupe Charles Simon
CountryFrance
Defending championsParis Saint-Germain
ChampionsParis Saint-Germain (10th title)
Runners-upMarseille
Matches played195

Paris Saint-Germain were the defending champions, defeated Auxerre in the previous season's final. They defended their title after defeating Marseille 4–2 in the final.[1][2]

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TeamsEdit

Round 1 to 6Edit

The first six rounds, and any preliminaries, are organised by the Regional Leagues and the Overseas Territories, who allow teams from within their league structure to enter at any point up to the Third round. Teams from CFA 2 enter at the Third round, those from CFA enter at the Fourth round and those from Championnat National enter at the Fifth round.

Teams entering in each round, by Region:

Region Prelim. First Second Third Fourth Fifth
Alsace 386 11 30 2 2
Aquitaine 202 37 15 6 0
Atlantique 324 38 14 3 2
Auvergne 236 4 13 3 0
Lower Normandy 178 25 3 0 1
Bourgogne 40 76 14 1 0
Brittany 554 125 15 4 0
Centre-Val de Loire 44 174 0 5 1 2
Centre-West 268 22 18 0 0
Champagne-Ardenne 152 16 14 0 1
Corsica 28 0 1
Franche-Comté 150 3 3 1 1
Languedoc-Roussillon 204 38 4 1 1
Lorraine 14 117 0 1
Maine 144 18 3 0 0
Méditerranée 178 27 4 5 2
Midi-Pyrénées 86 5 0
Nord-Pas de Calais 544 74 19 4 2
Normandie 128 50 3 2 0
Paris Île-de-France 144 16 0
Picardie 168 14 3 2
Rhône-Alpes 570 15 66 4 0

Round 7 onwardsEdit

In the Seventh round, the 156 qualifying teams from the Regional Leagues and the Overseas Territories are joined by the 20 teams from Ligue 2. The 20 Ligue 1 clubs enter in the Ninth round.

The teams qualifying for Seventh round, by region and level, are:


Seventh RoundEdit

These matches were originally scheduled to take place on 13, 14 and 15 November,[3] although some matches were postponed to the following weekdue to the November 2015 Paris attacks.[4]

Eighth RoundEdit

The draw was held on 18 November 2015. The matches were played on 5 and 6 December 2015[5]

Round of 64Edit

Matches played on 2, 3 and 4 January 2016.

Round of 32Edit

Matches were played between 16 and 23 January 2016.

Round of 16Edit

Matches played on 9, 10 and 11 February 2016.

Quarter-finalsEdit

Matches played on 2 and 3 March 2016.[6]

Semi-finalsEdit

Matches played between 19 and 20 April 2016.[7]

FinalEdit

Match played on 21 May 2016.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marseille 2-4 PSG: Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs off in style with brace in French Cup final to seal treble in his last game for the club". Daily Mail. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Farewell, Zlatan: Ibrahimovic guides PSG to French Cup against Marseille". Guardian. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.fff.fr/coupes/fff/federation-francaise-de-football/2015/315643-coupe-de-france/phase-2/poule-1/derniers-resultats
  4. ^ http://www.foot-national.com/foot-coupe-de-france-le-point-sur-les-matchs-reportes-77494.html
  5. ^ http://www.fff.fr/actualites/170432-577395-le-tirage-du-8eme-tour-
  6. ^ https://www.fff.fr/actualites/170942-577924-quarts-de-finale-le-programme-des-matches-televises
  7. ^ https://www.fff.fr/actualites/171064-578067-demi-finales-le-programme-des-matchess
  8. ^ https://www.fff.fr/coupes/fff/federation-francaise-de-football/2015/315643-coupe-de-france/details-articles/7819-550327-le-calendrier-de-la-saison-2015-2016
  9. ^ http://www.leparisien.fr/psg-foot-paris-saint-germain/coupe-de-france-turpin-arbitre-de-la-finale-om-psg-28-04-2016-5751787.php

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