Allsvenskan, the premier league of Swedish football, is finished and thus is also the ranking of Swedish Cup's group stage in 2017 finished.
The spring of 2016 stood Kalmar FF for a strong performance when they made it to the semifinals of the Swedish Cup . There, however, it became loss at home on the Gold Bird Arena against Malmo FF.
Investments in Allsvenskan decide which teams face each other in the group stage to the Swedish Cup 2017. The 16 teams will be seeded based on finishing position, then the remaining 16 teams will be drawn into groups. Kalmar FF made it to the group stages by knocking out Grebbestads IF . Of the 2016 season's 16 national football teams there are 13 within next year's group stage. Swedish champion Malmö knocked out already in the second round of the Division 1 team Landskrona in August , and even Jönköping Södra and GIF Sundsvall have been knocked out.
All those made from AIK the top ranked team while Superettan Dalkurd is ranked as the 16th team. The two teams end up because of the same group, and the group division then follow the same pattern with the second-ranked team against the fifteenth ranked and so on. All teams in the group stage play each other once, the highest ranked teams from the previous rounds and teams from tier three or lower have the right to play two home matches.
The group stage will begin on 18 February and conclude on 5 March 2017.
Placed in the group stage is determined by the number of points scored. At the same score is determined placement by goal difference, ie the difference between the number of goals scored and goals. Is the goal difference as large, placed the team mainly made the most goals. The law has made the same number of goals, the results between the 2 teams becomes decisive. The last criterion advantages the higher league position in the 2016 season.
Elfsborg starts at Borås Arena against IFK Värnamo. Elfsborg were received Värnamo last year in the Swedish Cup. The match was 3-3. IFK Värnamo came eleventh in Superettan 2016. There, they scraped together 35 points. The most famous player in Värnamo is Pär Cederqvist. Previously, he played in teams such as Djurgården and Walsall. A player who many Elfsborg supporters can recognize is Martin Claesson, the brother of Viktor Claesson. There are two Elfsborg players who have played in Värnamo: the just mentioned Viktor Claesson and Issam Jebali.
According to the Regulations, the drawing of lots by the Swedish Cup's quarterfinals take place as follows: The four best group winners will have the home game and raffled with free lottery the other four group winners. In this case it is not possible to distinguish between the fourth and fifth "best" group winners, will receive the highest ranked team's home game. For the purposes of the Regulations means the "best" in the quarter-finals, a comparison of matches in round 3 under the following conditions; primarily the most points, the secondary goal difference and then the highest goal. "
It is unclear where and date the final of the Swedish Cup kommmer be played. Game time for the finals has not yet been nailed, but it will happen later.