Japan Women’s Empowerment Professional Football League (WE LEAGUE) is pleased to announce that all 25 Group Stage matches of the 2022-23 WE LEAGUE CUP, starting from Saturday, 20th August, will be streamed live on the official WE LEAGUE YouTube Channel.
The full match will also be available in the archive section to allow more people to be able to watch the WE LEAGUE’s first-ever cup tournament.
Information on broadcast and live streaming for the Final match, on Saturday, 1st October at AJINOMOTO FIELD NISHIGAOKA, Tokyo, will also be announced soon. 。
Available live on WE LEAGUE’s official YouTube Channel
2022-23 WE LEAGUE CUP
Japan Football Association (JFA); Japan Women’s Empowerment Professional Football League (WE LEAGUE)
＜Group stage＞Home Clubs
＜Final＞Japan Women’s Empowerment Professional Football League
Total of 25 matches in 6 Matchweeks
All 11 club teams are divided into two groups of 6 teams and 5 teams. The first-place team in each group will advance to the Final.
●MYNAVI SENDAI LADIES
●MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES URAWA REDS LADIES
●OMIYA ARDIJA VENTUS
●CHIFURE AS ELFEN SAITAMA
●AC NAGANO PARCEIRO LADIES
●ALBIREX NIIGATA LADIES
●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
The Final match will be played between the first-place teams from Group A and Group B.
＜Group stage＞To be decided by the home club
＜Final＞AJINOMOTO FIELD NISHIGAOKA
Cup winners: Prize money 2 million JPY & WE LEAGUE Cup
Matches are played for 90 minutes (two 45 minutes halves). If a winner and a loser is not determined by the end of the match, a draw shall be declared.
Win: 3 points, Draw: 1 point, Loss: 0 point.
《Determination of annual standings》
At the end of all the league matches, the teams are ranked by their total points. If the teams have the same number of points, their rankings shall be determined in order of the following factors.
1. Goal difference
2. Total number of goals scored
3. The direct results of the matches between the teams concerned
(a: points won, b: goal difference, c: total number of goals scored)
4. Infringement points
5. Drawing of lots (Upon approval by the Executive Committee)
Matches are played for 90 minutes (two 45 minutes halves). If a winner and a loser is not determined by the end of the match, the winner will be decided via a penalty shootout. (For the penalty shootout: 5 players from each team will take part. If the winner is not decided, the 6th and subsequent players from each team will take a penalty shot, one by one, until the winning team is decided).
Up to 18 players per team / Of which, up to 5 may be foreign players.
If a player has accumulated two warnings/fouls within the 2022-23 WE LEAGUE CUP, the player will be suspended for one match (the most recent match in the same competition). However, the accumulated warnings/fouls from the Group Stage will not affect participation in the Final match.
Furthermore, the accumulated warnings/fouls in the 2022-23 WE LEAGUE CUP does not affect participation in the 2022-23 Yogibo WE LEAGUE.