The draw for the preliminary round of the SuperSport Croatian Football Cup was held on Tuesday in Zagreb. The pairs that will try to fight for the main part of the competition, in which 16 clubs with the best cup coefficient in the past five seasons are already placed, are known, announced HNS.
The winners of all county cups and 11 finalists of those county associations with the largest number of registered clubs participate in the preliminary round.
There are several former first division teams (Međimurje, Neretva, Marsonia, Dubrava, Belišće) who will seek a place in the round of 16 through the preliminary round, in which, if they pass, they will host a favored opponent. Some of them will be visited by the best Croatian first league clubs.
The scheduled date for playing the preliminary round matches is August 31.
Recall, Hajduk won the Croatian Cup last season, beating Rijeka 3:1 in the final at Poljud in May. It was the first trophy for Hajduk in 9 years. Hajduk had last won the Cup in 2013. Dinamo won the Cup in the 2020/2021 season, while Rijeka won the Cup in the two seasons prior (2018/2019, 2019/2020).
SuperSport Croatian Football Cup preliminary round
Sava Strmec – Bednja
Moslavina – Međimurje
Solin – Funtana
Nehaj Senj – Primorac Biograd
Neretva – Grobničan
BSK Bijelo Brdo – Marsonia
Radnik Križevci – Dubrava
Nedelišće – Varteks
Virovitica – Mladost Ždralovi
Tehničar Cvetkovec – Mladost Petrinja
Belišće – BSK Buk
Bjelovar – Gaj Mače
Slavonac Bukovlje – Borinci
Papuk Orahovica – Karlovac 1919
Vuteks Sloga – Jadran Poreč
Bistra – Vodice
Teams in the round of 32
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