2023–24 Swiss Cup

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Tournament details
CountrySwitzerland
Date18 August 2023 – 2 June 2024
Teams64
Defending championsYoung Boys
Final positions
ChampionsServette
Runner-upLugano
Tournament statistics
Matches played63
Top goal scorer(s)Žan Celar
(6 goals)

The 2023–24 Swiss Cup, or Schweizer Pokal, is the 99th season of Switzerland's annual football cup competition. It features 64 teams from the first to the eight tier of the Swiss football league. The first round will be played from 18 to 20 August 2023. The final will take place on 2 June 2024.

Young Boys are the reigning Cup champion. The winner qualifies for the third qualifying round of the 2024–25 UEFA Europa League.

Participating teams

64 teams participate in the Swiss Cup. They come from across the three levels of the Swiss football pyramid:

Super League
12 teams
Challenge League
9 teams
Promotion League
7 teams
1. Liga
13 teams
2. Liga Interregional
7 teams
2. Liga
12 teams
3. Liga
4 teams
  • FC Porrentruy
  • FC Iliria
  • FC Saint-Blaise
  • FC Schönenwerd-Niedergösgen
  • FC Greifensee
  • FC Savièse
  • FC Genolier-Begnins
  • FC Onex
  • FC Haute-Gruyère
  • AC Malcantone
  • FC Winkeln
  • FC Buchs
  • VfR Kleinhünigen
  • FC Frutigen
  • FC Affoltern a/A
  • FC Gunzwil

Schedule and venues

The table below shows the schedule of the competition. The competitor of the lower league has home ground advantage in all rounds except the final, if applicable. The final will be held at Stadion Wankdorf, Bern.

Matchup restrictions apply in the first two rounds:

Round Match date
Round 1 (round of 64) 18–20 August 2023
Round 2 (round of 32) 15–17 September 2023
Round 3 (round of 16) 31 October – 2 November 2023
Round 4 (quarter-finals) 27–29 February 2024
Round 5 (semi-finals) 27–28 April 2024
Round 6 (final) 2 June 2024

Source:

Results

First round

Matchups for the first round were drawn on 3 July 2023 and will be played between 18 and 20 August 2023. Representatives of the Swiss Football League (SL and ChL) could not be drawn against each other. Furthermore, in the first round, the matchups are regionally restricted. Teams' leagues are indicated in brackets.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
FC Ajoie-Monterri (2Int) Canton of Jura 0–3 Canton of Jura SR Delémont (1)
FC Breitenrain (PL) Canton of Bern 0–5 Canton of Bern BSC Young Boys (SL)
Lancy FC (2Int) Canton of Geneva 2–1 Vaud FC Stade Nyonnais (ChL)
Etoile Carouge FC (PL) Canton of Geneva 1–3 Valais FC Sion (ChL)
FC Genolier-Begnins (2) Vaud 0–1
(a.e.t.)
Canton of Geneva FC Onex (2)
SV Höngg (1) Canton of Zürich 1–3 Canton of St. Gallen FC Rapperswil-Jona (PL)
FC Affoltern a/A (3) Canton of Zürich 0–4 Aargau FC Baden (ChL)
FC Wettswil-Bonstetten (1) Canton of Zürich 0–2 Canton of Zürich FC Winterthur (SL)
FC Grand-Saconnex (1) Canton of Geneva 0–4 Vaud FC Stade Lausanne Ouchy (SL)
FC Buchs (2) Canton of St. Gallen 0–4 Ticino AC Bellinzona (ChL)
FC Dietikon (1) Canton of Zürich 0–1 Aargau FC Aarau (ChL)
FC Haute-Gruyère (2) Canton of Fribourg 0–9 Vaud Yverdon-Sport FC (ChL)
FC Courtételle (1) Canton of Jura 0–2 Basel-Stadt FC Black Stars (1)
FC Schönenwerd-Niedergösgen (2) Canton of Solothurn 0–2 Canton of Zürich FC Greifensee (2)
FC Porrentruy (2) Canton of Jura 0–2 Canton of Bern FC Bosporus (2Int)
FC Frutigen (3) Canton of Bern 0–5 Canton of Bern FC Thun (ChL)
FC Red Star Zürich (2Int) Canton of Zürich 0–2 Canton of Zürich FC Zürich (SL)
Meyrin FC (1) Canton of Geneva 0–8 Canton of Geneva Servette FC (SL)
FC Mendrisio (1) Ticino 1–3 Canton of Lucerne SC Kriens (PL)
AC Malcantone (2) Ticino 1–2 Canton of Schwyz FC Tuggen (1)
FC Gunzwil (3) Canton of Lucerne 0–7 Ticino FC Lugano (SL)
AC Taverne (1) Ticino 0–3 Canton of St. Gallen SC Brühl (PL)
FC Iliria (2) Canton of Solothurn 0–2 Canton of Neuchâtel FC La Chaux-de-Fonds (1)
Vevey-Sports (1) Vaud 0–3 Vaud FC Lausanne-Sport (SL)
VfR Kleinhünigen (3) Basel-Stadt 0–8 Canton of Neuchâtel Neuchâtel Xamax FCS (ChL)
FC Saint-Blaise (2) Canton of Neuchâtel 1–8 Basel-Stadt FC Basel (SL)
SC Cham (PL) Canton of Zug 1–3 Canton of Schaffhausen FC Schaffhausen (ChL)
FC Savièse (2) Valais 0–5 Canton of Fribourg FC Bulle (PL)
FC Winkeln (2) Canton of St. Gallen 0–6 Canton of Lucerne FC Luzern (SL)
FC Widnau (2Int) Canton of St. Gallen 1–2 Canton of St. Gallen FC St. Gallen (SL)
SV Schaffhausen (2Int) Canton of Schaffhausen 0–4 Canton of Zürich Grasshopper Club Zürich (SL)
FC Collina d'Oro (2Int) Ticino 0–4 Canton of St. Gallen FC Wil (ChL)

Second round

Following the conclusion of the first round, the matchups for the second round were drawn. Teams of the Swiss Super League cannot be drawn against each other.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
FC Wil (ChL) Canton of St. Gallen 1–1
3–4 (p)
Vaud FC Stade Lausanne Ouchy (SL)
Neuchâtel Xamax FCS (ChL) Canton of Neuchâtel 0–1 Canton of Bern BSC Young Boys (SL)
FC Sion (ChL) Valais 3–0 Canton of Zürich Grasshopper Club Zürich (SL)
Lancy FC (2Int) Canton of Geneva 0–3 Ticino FC Lugano (SL)
FC Rapperswil-Jona (PL) Canton of St. Gallen 1–0 Vaud Yverdon-Sport FC (ChL)
FC Black Stars (1) Basel-Stadt 4–1 Canton of Neuchâtel FC La Chaux-de-Fonds (1)
SC Kriens (PL) Canton of Lucerne 4–0 Aargau FC Baden (ChL)
FC Thun (ChL) Canton of Bern 1–3
(a.e.t.)
Canton of Lucerne FC Luzern (SL)
FC Bulle (PL) Canton of Fribourg 1–4 Canton of Geneva Servette FC (SL)
FC Bosporus (2Int) Canton of Bern 0–8 Basel-Stadt FC Basel (SL)
FC Greifensee (2) Canton of Zürich 1–2 Canton of Geneva FC Onex (2)
SR Delémont (PL) Canton of Jura 2–1 Canton of St. Gallen FC St. Gallen (SL)
SC Brühl (PL) Canton of St. Gallen 0–4 Vaud FC Lausanne-Sport (SL)
AC Bellinzona (ChL) Ticino 3–1
(a.e.t.)
Canton of Schaffhausen FC Schaffhausen (ChL)
FC Tuggen (1) Canton of Schwyz 0–3 Canton of Zürich FC Zürich (SL)
FC Aarau (ChL) Aargau 1–2 Canton of Zürich FC Winterthur (SL)

Round of 16

The matchups for the round of 16 were drawn on 17 September 2023, following the conclusion of the second round. No more matchup restrictions apply. FC Onex is the last remaining team of the Amateur League.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
AC Bellinzona (ChL) Ticino 0–1
(a.e.t.)
Canton of Zürich FC Zürich (SL)
FC Onex (2) Canton of Geneva 1–6 Valais FC Sion (ChL)
FC Rapperswil-Jona (PL) Canton of St. Gallen 0–2 Canton of Bern BSC Young Boys (SL)
Servette FC (SL) Canton of Geneva 1–1
4–1 (p)
Vaud FC Stade Lausanne Ouchy (SL)
FC Black Stars (1) Basel-Stadt 2–6 Canton of Zürich FC Winterthur (SL)
SR Delémont (PL) Canton of Jura 1–0 Canton of Lucerne FC Luzern (SL)
FC Lausanne-Sport (SL) Vaud 0–4 Ticino FC Lugano (SL)
SC Kriens (PL) Canton of Lucerne 0–1 Basel-Stadt FC Basel (SL)

Quarter-finals

The matchups for the quarter-finals were drawn on 1 November 2023, following the conclusion of the second round. SR Delémont were the only representative not of the Swiss Football League remaining.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
FC Zürich (SL) Canton of Zürich 0–2 Canton of Zürich FC Winterthur (SL)
FC Basel (SL) Basel-Stadt 2–2
3–4 (p)
Ticino FC Lugano (SL)
SR Delémont (PL) Canton of Jura 0–2 Canton of Geneva Servette FC (SL)
FC Sion (ChL) Valais 2–1 Canton of Bern BSC Young Boys (SL)

Semi-finals

The semi-finals were drawn on 29 February 2024 following the conclusion of the last quarter-final match. FC Sion is the only team remaining that does not play in the Swiss Super League.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
FC Sion (ChL) Valais 0–2 Ticino FC Lugano (SL)
FC Winterthur (SL) Canton of Zürich 0–1 Canton of Geneva Servette FC (SL)

Final

The final will take place on 2 June 2024 at the Stadion Wankdorf in Bern. FC Lugano qualify for their third cup final in a row, having won in 2022. Meanwhile, Servette FC play their first cup final since 2001, which they won 3–0.

2 June 2024 (2024-06-02)14:00 CEST (UTC+1)
Servette FC0–0 (a.e.t.)FC Lugano
Report
Penalties
9–8
Stadion Wankdorf, BernAttendance: 27,710 Referee: Alessandro Dudic

Notes

  1. ^ a b Liechtenstein club and Challenge League member FC Vaduz is not eligible to participate in the Swiss Cup. This spot is awarded to the Promotion League
  2. ^ Includes the Cantons of St. Gallen, Thurgau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Glarus, and Grisons.
  3. ^ FC Frutigen qualifies as the second fairest team in Switzerland. Winner of the Suva Fairplay Trophy, FC Lausanne-Sport is already qualified.
  4. ^ a b League is indicated in brackets:
    (SL): Swiss Super League
    (ChL): Swiss Challenge League
    (PL): Swiss Promotion League
    (1): 1. Liga
    (2Int): 2. Liga Interregional
    (2): 2. Liga
    (3): 3. Liga

References

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