The draw for the remainder of the 97th Emperor’s Cup took place on Monday afternoon at JFA House in downtown Tokyo.
Defending champions Kashima Antlers were drawn with rivals Urawa Reds, while last year’s runners-up Kawasaki Frontale will meet Shimizu S-Pulse.
The Round of 16 will take place on Wednesday, September 20th, with quarterfinals scheduled for Wednesday, October 25 and semifinals set for Saturday, December 23.
The final will take place on January 1, 2018 at Saitama Stadium.
Emperor’s Cup - Round of 16
(All kickoff times and venues TBA)
Matsumoto Yamaga vs. Vissel Kobe
Urawa Reds vs. Kashima Antlers
Cerezo Osaka vs. Nagoya Grampus
University of Tsukuba vs. Omiya Ardija
Yokohama F. Marinos vs. Sanfrecce Hiroshima
AC Nagano Parceiro vs. Jubilo Iwata
Kawasaki Frontale vs. Shimizu S-Pulse
Gamba Osaka vs. Kashiwa Reysol