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2022.07.08
2022-23 WE LEAGUE CUP announced!
Group Stages to start from 20th/21st/22nd August with the Final on 1st October.

 

Japan Women’s Empowerment Professional Football League (WE LEAGUE) is pleased to announce that the 2022-23 WE LEAGUE CUP will be held this summer, starting from Saturday 20th/Sunday 21st/ Monday 22nd August 2022. The Final match will be held on Saturday 1st October 2022.

 

The 2022-23 WE LEAGUE CUP will consist of a group stage (a total of 25 matches, with all 11 club teams divided into two groups of six and five teams), followed by a final match between the first-place teams from each group.

 

While the 2021 WE LEAGUE PRE-SEASON MATCH held last year, classed its relevant matches as “unofficial matches”, the 2022-23 WE LEAGUE CUP will consider its relevant matches as “official matches”. Furthermore, there will also be the official crowning of the First Cup Champions at the end of the competition.

 

Further details on the event including, ticket sales and broadcast information will be announced soon.

 

2022-23 WE LEAGUE CUP: Competition outline
Competition

2022-23 WE LEAGUE CUP

 

Organisers

Japan Football Association (JFA); Japan Women’s Empowerment Professional Football League (WE LEAGUE)

 

Match-day management

<Group stage>Home Clubs

<Final>Japan Women’s Empowerment Professional Football League

 

Tournament Format

<Group stage>

All 11 teams are divided into two groups of 6 teams and 5 teams. The first-placed team in each group will advance to the Final.

 

Group A:

●MYNAVI SENDAI LADIES

●MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES URAWA REDS LADIES

●OMIYA ARDIJA VENTUS

●CHIFURE AS ELFEN SAITAMA

●AC NAGANO PARCEIRO LADIES

●ALBIREX NIIGATA LADIES

 

Group B:

●JEF UNITED ICHIHARA CHIBA LADIES

●NIPPON TV TOKYO VERDY BELEZA

●NOJIMA STELLA KANAGAWA SAGAMIHARA

●INAC KOBE LEONESSA

●SANFRECCE HIROSHIMA REGINA

※Groupings have been determined on the basis of club location

 

<Final>

The Final match will be played between the first-placed teams from Group A and Group B.

 

Schedule

<Group stage>

Total of 25 matches in 6 Matchweeks

Matchweek 1: Saturday 20th / Sunday 21st / and Monday 22nd August 2022

Matchweek 2: Saturday 27th / Sunday 28th / and Monday 29th August 2022

Matchweek 3: Saturday 3rd / Sunday 4th / and Monday 5th September 2022

Matchweek 4: Saturday 10th / Sunday 11th / and Monday 12th September 2022

Matchweek 5: Saturday 17th / Sunday 18th / Monday 19th / and Tuesday 20th September 2022

Matchweek 6: Friday 23rd / Saturday 24th / and Sunday 25th September 2022

 

<Final>

Saturday 1st October 2022

 

Match venues

<Group stage>To be decided by the home club.

<Final>TBD

 

Prize

Cup winner: Prize money 2 million JPY & WE LEAGUE Cup

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