Confirmed: Coppa Italia draw

The draw for the 2018-19 Coppa Italia has been confirmed, with the preliminary rounds getting under way next weekend.

Seventy-eight clubs will take part in next season’s Coppa, starting with teams in Serie C and D on July 29.

Sides from B and A will slowly come into play before the Round of 16, which is scheduled for January 13.

That is when Milan, Atalanta, Fiorentina, Inter, Lazio, Napoli, Roma and holders Juventus – the eight highest-ranked clubs in the competition – will enter the draw.

The quarter-finals will then be played on January 30, ahead of February 6 and 27 for the semi-final first and second legs and the Final on April 25.

Such is the draw that the quarter-finals could result in Milan-Napoli, Inter-Lazio, Atalanta-Juventus and Fiorentina-Roma.

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