The Serie A League has formalized the regulations of the Coppa Italia tournament for the three-year period 2021-2024 confirming all the advances released in recent weeks. The new formula will be hyper-restrictive and closed to Serie A and Serie B clubs only.
The exclusive organizer of the 2021/2022, 2022/2023 and 2023/24 competition is the Lega Nazionale Professioni sti of Serie A.
The main draw, made up of 40 clubs, will be preceded by a preliminary qualifying round which will allow to complete the staff of the participants (in total 44 teams). In each of the three seasons 2021/22, 2022/23 and 2023/24 the following Clubs will be automatically registered for the competition which, on the date set annually by the FIGC for the decision of the Federal Council on the granting of National Licenses, will be admitted to the respective championships according to the federal regulations in force:
a) ALL COMPANIES admitted to the Serie A Championship;
b) ALL COMPANIES admitted to the Serie B Championship;
The following companies invited by the Organizer will also complete the staff of the 2021/22, 2022/23, 2023/24 Competition:
c) 4 Clubs recommended by the Italian Professional Football League, among those admitted to the Serie C Championship on the dates set annually by the FIGC for the decision of the Federal Council on the granting of National Licenses, or the greater number that may be necessary for the completion of the Competition staff. Participation in the Competition of the Clubs indicated by the Italian Professional Football League will in any case be subject to approval by the Organizer.
The whole event is articulated on successive rounds of direct elimination: preliminary round, thirty-second, sixteenth, eighth, quarter, semifinal and final.
All the clubs are positioned in a tennis-type scoreboard with places from n ° 1 to n° 44.
The participating clubs enter the competition in three successive stages.
a) 8 companies from the preliminary round
b) 28 from the thirty-second
c) 8 (“seeded”) starting from the round of 16.