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2016–17 KNVB Cup

The 2016–17 KNVB Cup was the 99th season of the annual Dutch national football cup competition. It started on September 20, 2016 with the first of six rounds and ended on April 30, 2017 with the final played at De Kuip in Rotterdam.

2016–17 KNVB Cup
Country Netherlands
DatesSeptember 6, 2016 - April 30, 2017
Championship venueDe Kuip, Rotterdam
Teams64
(103 including preliminaries)
ChampionsVitesse
Runners-upAZ
Championship match score2–0
Matches played63
Goals scored152 (2.41 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Lewis Baker
(5 goals)

This edition is notable for several unicums, which includes holding the first ever test in an official match of a top tier-domestic competition of the Video assistant referee-system.[1] Anouar Kali holds the distinction of becoming the first ever player to receive a red card after an intervention from the video referee in the first round-game between Ajax and his team Willem II.[2]

The defending champions were Feyenoord from the Eredivisie, after beating FC Utrecht 2–1 in the final in the previous season on April 24, 2016.

The winner will automatically qualify for the group stage of the 2017-18 edition of the UEFA Europa League. The winner will also participate in the 2017 edition of the Johan Cruyff Shield, the Dutch Supercup match at the start of next season between the Cup winner and the champions of the Eredivisie, Feyenoord.

Vitesse defeated AZ by 2-0 in the final to win its first ever major trophy in the 124-year history of the club.[3]

CalendarEdit

Round Date
First preliminary round 17 August 2016
Second preliminary round 24 August 2016
First round 20–22 September 2016
Second round 25–27 October 2016
Round of 16 13–15 December 2016
Quarter-finals 24–26 January 2017
Semi-finals 1 and 2 March 2017
Final 30 April 2017

First roundEdit

The draw of the first round was done on 27 August 2016.[4] 64 teams participated and played on 20, 21 or 22 September 2016.[5]

Second roundEdit

The draw of the first round was done on 22 September 2016. 32 teams participated and matches were played on 25, 26 and 27 October 2016.[6]

The lowest ranked team left was Jodan Boys from the fifth tier of Dutch football.

Third roundEdit

The third round draw was held on 27 October 2016. 16 teams participated and the matches were played on 13, 14, and 15 December 2016.[7]

The lowest ranked team left was Jodan Boys from the fifth tier of Dutch football.

Quarter-finalsEdit

The quarter-final draw was held on 15 December 2016. 8 teams participated and the matches were played on 24, 25, and 26 January 2017.

The lowest ranked team left were FC Volendam and SC Cambuur from the second tier of Dutch football.

Semi-finalsEdit

The 4 winners from the previous round progress to this stage. Cupholders Feyenoord were eliminated in the previous round and therefore no longer active in the competition.

The draw was held on 26 January 2017. Matches were played on 1 and 2 March 2017. The lowest ranked team left was SC Cambuur from the second tier of Dutch football.

FinalEdit

The two winners from the previous round progressed to this stage. The winner of the semi-final match between AZ and SC Cambuur was marked as the 'home' team in the final, as that was the first match to be drawn at the draw for the semi-finals. The final took place on 30 April 2017 at De Kuip in Rotterdam.

AZ0–2Vitesse
Report Van Wolfswinkel   81'88'
Attendance: 46,105
Referee: Danny Makkelie [8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.knvb.nl/nieuws/themas/arbitrage-20/20454/videoscheidsrechter-debuteert-knvb-bekertoernooi
  2. ^ http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/22/sport/anouar-kali-willem-ii-ajax-sent-off-video-referee/
  3. ^ https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2017/04/30/vitesse-voor-de-eerste-keer-winnaar-knvb-beker-a1556587
  4. ^ "Loting 1e ronde KNVB Beker verricht | knvb". Knvb.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-09-21. Retrieved 2016-09-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Rotterdamse derby in 2e ronde KNVB Beker | knvb". Knvb.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-10-30. Retrieved 2016-10-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ http://refereesfifa.blogspot.fr/2017/04/netherlands-2017-knvb-cup-final.html