2018–19 Verbandspokal

The 2018–19 Verbandspokal, (English: 2018–19 Association Cup) consisted of twenty-one regional cup competitions, the Verbandspokale, the qualifying competition for the 2019–20 DFB-Pokal, the German Cup.[1]

2018–19 Verbandspokal
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All clubs from the 3. Liga and below could enter the regional Verbandspokale, subject to the rules and regulations of each region. Clubs from the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga could not enter but were instead directly qualified for the first round of the DFB-Pokal. Reserve teams were not permitted to take part in the DFB-Pokal or the Verbandspokale. The precise rules of each regional Verbandspokal are laid down by the regional football association organising it.[2][3]

All twenty-one winners qualified for the first round of the German Cup in the following season. Three additional clubs were also qualified for the first round of the German Cup, these being from the three largest state associations, Bavaria, Westphalia and Lower Saxony. The Lower Saxony Cup was split into two paths, one for teams from the 3. Liga and the Regionalliga Nord and one for the teams from lower leagues. The winners of both paths qualified for the DFB-Pokal. In Bavaria the best-placed Regionalliga Bayern non-reserve team qualified for the DFB-Pokal while in Westphalia a play-off was conducted to determine this club.[1]

CompetitionsEdit

The finals of the 2018–19 Verbandspokal competitions (winners listed in bold):

Cup Date Location Team 1 Result Team 2 Attendance Report
Baden Cup
(2018–19 season)
26 May 2019 Karlsruhe Karlsruher SC 5–3 Waldhof Mannheim 7,367 Report
Bavarian Cup[note 1]
(2018–19 season)
25 May 2019 Aschaffenburg Viktoria Aschaffenburg 0–3 Würzburger Kickers 6,033 Report
Berlin Cup
(2018–19 season)
25 May 2019 Berlin Tennis Borussia Berlin 0–1 Viktoria Berlin 2,712 Report
Brandenburg Cup
(2018–19 season)
25 May 2019 Rathenow Optik Rathenow 0–1 Energie Cottbus 1,991 Report
Bremen Cup
(2018–19 season)
25 May 2019 Bremen FC Oberneuland 1–0 Bremer SV Report
Hamburg Cup
(2018–19 season)
25 May 2019 Hamburg Eintracht Norderstedt 1–2 TuS Dassendorf 2,936 Report
Hessian Cup
(2018–19 season)
25 June 2019 Baunatal KSV Baunatal 1–8 Wehen Wiesbaden Report
Lower Rhine Cup
(2018–19 season)
25 May 2019 Wuppertal Wuppertaler SV 1–2 KFC Uerdingen 10,500 Report
Lower Saxony Cup[note 2]
(2018–19 season (3. Liga / Regionalliga))
(2018–19 season (amateurs))
22 May 2019 Drochtersen SV Drochtersen/Assel 1–0 SV Meppen 3,000 Report
25 May 2019 Hanover TuS Bersenbrück 2–3 Atlas Delmenhorst 1,800 Report
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Cup
(2018–19 season)
25 May 2019 Neustrelitz Torgelower FC Greif 1–4 Hansa Rostock 2,565 Report
Middle Rhine Cup
(2018–19 season)
25 May 2019 Bonn Alemannia Aachen 3–1 Fortuna Köln 6,645 Report
Rhineland Cup
(2018–19 season)
25 May 2019 Bad Neuenahr FSV Salmrohr 2–2 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 p)
TuS Koblenz 2,715 Report
Saarland Cup
(2018–19 season)
25 May 2019 Elversberg SV Elversberg 1–2 1. FC Saarbrücken 6,213 Report
Saxony Cup
(2018–19 season)
25 May 2019 Chemnitz Chemnitzer FC 2–0 FSV Zwickau 11,638 Report
Saxony-Anhalt Cup
(2018–19 season)
25 May 2019 Halberstadt Germania Halberstadt 0–2 Hallescher FC 1,624 Report
Schleswig-Holstein Cup
(2018–19 season)
25 May 2019 Lübeck VfB Lübeck 1–0 Weiche Flensburg 3,771 Report
South Baden Cup
(2018–19 season)
25 May 2019 Pfullendorf FC 08 Villingen 3–1 1. FC Rielasingen-Arlen 3,085 Report
Southwestern Cup
(2018–19 season)
25 May 2019 Pirmasens 1. FC Kaiserslautern 2–1 Wormatia Worms 7,343 Report
Thuringian Cup
(2018–19 season)
25 May 2019 Erfurt Preußen Bad Langensalza 0–5 Wacker Nordhausen 2,667 Report
Westphalian Cup[note 3]
(2018–19 season)
25 May 2019 Rödinghausen SV Rödinghausen 2–1 SC Wiedenbrück 1,490 Report
Württemberg Cup
(2018–19 season)
25 May 2019 Stuttgart TSV Essingen 0–2 SSV Ulm 3,370 Report

NotesEdit

  1. ^ As one of the three largest regional associations, Bavaria gets an additional DFB-Pokal berth, which goes to the best non-reserve team of the Regionalliga Bayern.[4]
  2. ^ As one of the three largest regional associations, Lower Saxony gets an additional DFB-Pokal berth, which goes to the winner of the second cup path.[5]
  3. ^ As one of the three largest regional associations, Westphalia gets an additional DFB-Pokal berth, which goes to the winner of a play-off between the best-placed team in the Regionalliga West and the winner of the Oberliga Westfalen.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Modus (in German) DFB website – Mode, accessed: 9 April 2015
  2. ^ Spielordnung Archived 2015-01-15 at the Wayback Machine (in German) BFV website: Rules & Regulations, accessed: 8 April 2015
  3. ^ Spielordnung (in German) NFV website: Rules & Regulations, accessed: 8 April 2015
  4. ^ a b "Die Wege in den DFB-Pokal" [The ways to qualify to the German Cup]. kicker.de (in German). kicker. 14 April 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Reform im Krombacher-Niedersachsenpokal" [Reform in the Krombacher Lower Saxony Cup]. nfv.de (in German). Lower Saxony Football Association. 27 April 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2018.

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