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Round of 16 to be drawn tonight

Thrilling action of futsal awaits as the round of 16 draw of Club Maldives Cup 2018 will be held tonight.

Group stage action of this edition brought much drama, as it showed the misery of some of the favourite teams in the history of Club Maldives Cup. As such, huge teams like STO RC and Club Immigration had the farewell to the tournament from the group stage, despite the star players and individual talents both teams have in them.

The round of 16 draw will be held amongst the group winners and runners-up teams from eight groups.

The draw will have four pots. Group winners will be placed in pot 1 & 2, in group ascending order. As such, the winners of group’s A, B, C and D will be in pot 1, and the winners from group’s E, F, G and H will be in pot 2.

The runners-up teams will be positioned in pot 3 & 4 in the descending order. So, runners-up teams of group’s H, G, F and E will be in pot 3, and runners-up teams of group’s D, C, B and A will be placed in the last pot.

Finally, pot 1 & 3 will be drawn, and then the pot 2 & 4 will be drawn. This approach of the draw will avoid the clash of two teams came from the same group.

The first match of the round of 16 will be played between the teams which are first drawn from pot 1 & 3, and then the second match with the second teams drawn, and so on.

The same procedure will continue for the pot 2 & 4 also until the eight matches are drawn for the round of 16.

Quarterfinals will be played between the match 1 winners and the match 2 winners, then between the match 3 winners and match 4 winners of the round of 16, and so on.

As such, the semi-finals will be played between the match 1 winners and match 2 winners, and then between match 3 winners and match 4 winners of the quarterfinals.

Following is the pot distribution details;

Pot 1

A1. Club TCL

B1. Club HDC

C1. Team FSM

D1. Dhiraagu

Pot 2

E1. Ooredoo

F1. Maldivian

G1. Club MTCC

H1. Prison RC

Pot 3

H2. Allied

G2. Club Wamco

F2. Stelco RC

E2. Public Works

Pot 4

D2. Customs RC

C2. Police Club

B2. United BML

A2. MPL

Round of 16 will be played on 6th and 7th April, where two matches will be played in the evening at 16:45 hrs and two matches in the night at 20:30 hrs.

The draw ceremony will be held tomorrow night at 21:00 hrs, in Marble Guest House Seminar Room.

Full details are available at the link below:

Source URL: Club Maldives

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