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Época


Participation:

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An annual friendly tournament for Football Queensland teams, with teams participating by invitation.



4 teams participate in the competition.





Group stage:

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Format:

All group stage and Knockout stage matches are played at a neutral venue.

4 teams, each team plays against the others once - for a total of 3 games each, over 3 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored; 4. points in head-to-head matches; 5. goal difference in hth matches; 6. lesser number of red cards received; 7. lesser number of yellow cards received; 8. draw.



Qualification for the Knockout stage:

1-2 place: qualify for Final

3-4 place: qualify for 3rd Place final





Knockout stage:

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Format:

4 teams from the Group stage contest the Macron Pre-Season Cup winner in a knockout format.



3rd Place Final:

The 2 teams meet each other with the winner becoming 3rd.

Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.



Final:

The 2 teams meet each other with the winner becoming Macron Pre-Season Cup winner.

Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.