Mercury FA Cup
The Mercury Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the Mercury FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in Mercury. All professional clubs in Mercury are required to enter. The 2013 FA Cup is scheduled to begin in December 2012, culminating in the Mercury FA Cup Final in June 2013. Most matches are played on Saturdays, although replays are played on the following Wednesday.
The competition is a knockout tournament with pairings for each round drawn at random. There are no seeds and the draw for each round is not made until after the scheduled dates for the previous round. The draw also determines which teams will play at home.
Each tie is played as a single leg. If a match is drawn, there is a replay, usually at the ground of the team who were away for the first game. If the replay finishes a draw, the match goes to extra time and penalties, until a winner is decided. Replays are not held in the semi-final or the final.