The draw for the first round of the Portuguese Cup is already known. The five formations in the district of Coimbra present in the inaugural round of the “queen competition” of Portuguese football, Ançã, Carapinheirense, Condeixa, O. Hospital and Tocha, learned who their opponents are in the first match of the Portuguese Cup.
The 131 teams were divided into eight series, to minimize distances. The five emblems in the district of Coimbra were in the D series. Thus, the Carapinheirense will play in the stronghold of Calvão, formation of the municipality of Vagos, while Tocha and Ançã will play a “derby” in the municipality, between two teams in the municipality of Cantanhede, to be played at the Torch Sports Complex. Oliveira do Hospital goes to Aveiro to play against Beira Mar and Condeixa moves to Anadia to face the local club, guided by the Conimbricense coach, Miguel Valença.
In this tie 131 emblems participate: 88 teams from the Championship of Portugal (from the 96 formations the CF Os Armacenenses – who gave up the CP after being registered -, Pedras Salgadas and the B teams) are removed and the remaining 43 belong to the district championships .
Before the draw, the 21 clubs exempted in the 1st round were defined (Amora, Caldas, Esp. Lagos, Est. Africans, Merelinense, Monção, Mortágua, Fontinhas, Ol. Montijo, Oriental, Ovarense, Rebordelo, Rec. Águeda, Salgueiros, Sesimbra, Sp. Espinho, U. Idanhense, União Sport, V. Setúbal, Vidago, Vilar Perdizes).
It should be noted that Académica / OAF, the sixth representative of Coimbra in the Portuguese Cup, only comes into action in the 2nd round. You can check the complete drawing on the FPF website. According to the FPF competition schedule, the Portuguese Cup first round matches are set to take place on 27 September.