The Russian Football Cup of the 2022/2023 season will be held according to the new Double Elimination system. This is stated in statementpublished on the official website of the Russian Football Union. It is reported that the corresponding decision was made during a meeting of the bureau of the executive committee of the RFU on August 11.
“Today, the bureau of the executive committee of the Russian Football Union voted for the new regulations of the Cup of Russia, which will now be held in a fundamentally different format. The new structure of the tournament also provides for new opportunities for generating income,” said Acting Secretary General of the RFU Maxim Mitrofanov.
He emphasized that the structure of title sponsorship and broadcasting of the tournament in the upcoming seasons will be announced soon. According to the RFU, during the meeting, the rules of the Russian Cup and the structure of the competition calendar were also approved. Note that the Double Elimination format is a tournament system in which a player is eliminated after two defeats.